Zodiac + Meteor | Jim Lougheed

Jim Lougheed
Location of photo
Ottawa, Canada
Date/Time of photo
Oct. 22, 2007, 5:13 AM DST
Pentax DL2 with 18 mm lens, f/3.5, 15 sec., ISO 800
Last week's 'Sky at a Glance' mentioned Venus, Saturn and Regulus together in the early morning. By coincidence I was attempting to observe the zodiacal light and captured them along with an Orionid meteor (upper right, traveling towards the left) and the light pyramid that appears about 1/2 hour before morning twilight. The enlargement around the meteor also reveals the M44 "Beehive" open cluster in Cancer.
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