2009 Leonid meteor cuts across Ursa Major
Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:36 PM
Meteor rendered in Photoshop to recreate the meteor's appearance as seen by the human eye, not the CCD chip on the camera.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:36 AM
You must have been quite impressed. I know I sure am looking at this fine sketch.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:08 AM
Awesome digital rendering! I just went out and looked up, with patience after 15 minutes, I saw a similar meteor at 3:43 Am PST Nov 18th from the radiant point streaming through Ursa Major and into Lynx. I may try to render it in pastel as I did a Perseid a couple years ago, Spaceweather.com ran it as a pre-day reminder to the peak night ahead.
You should send your sketch to Spaceweather as they are short on images so far for 2009. I just think NASA physicist Dr. Tony Phillips will at least post it to their Leonids 2009 Gallery. (To Send images to Spaceweather > . Click in Right Side Column at front page "submit your images" >
My CN Gallery
Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:19 AM
I like how you've sketched the meteor - it really does match what I think of when I see these neat objects. It reminds me of the couple I saw during one of my most recent dark sky outings.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:28 PM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:31 PM
An excellent observation of a Leonid meteor trail. It must have been spectacular over your skies. Thank you for sharing it with us all.