This photograph shows 6 Geminid meteors over the night sky of the Perth Observatory. You can see some buildings of the public viewing area in the foreground and main telescope dome in the distance. The photograph was taken on the night of the 14th - 15th December 2012, after I had finished hosting a public viewing session.
This is a combination of 31 individual exposures. Some of those are the meteors (6), some are the remainder of the star field (15), some are the foreground (10).
Look carefully and you will see all 6 meteors angled towards the constellation of Gemini. Click the photo to see a larger version.
|Geminid Meteors with Pleiades, Jupiter, Orion and Sirius|
You can also see in the photograph, from left to right: Pleaides (star cluster), Jupiter, Constellation of Orion, and the bright stars Sirius and Procyon.
It's a nice high resolution 18 megapixel image too, so I'm looking forward to printing it large and seeing how well it comes up.
Read about the Geminids Meteor Shower at Wikipedia.