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During this year's Draconid meteor shower, we were lucky enough to witness an outburst. Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner is the source of these meteors and the comet itself just made its appearance, so activity was above normal. 

At some points we could see 4 meteors per minute. They usually came in short bursts, the peak - for as far as we were able to witness- happened in the night of 9 october. 

I had set up a small all-sky cam where I was able to capture some of the brighter meteors.

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(crop, right at the edge)

 

But one of them really put up a show. 

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It was captured over more than 7 minutes, unfortunately I wasn't able to extend the gif as -ofcourse- my setup stopped recording for some reason.

Still, the evaporating trail is nicely visible. 

I hope the GIF plays.

 

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Somebody managed to erase the stars and make the fireball POP

I could watch this all day!

Enjoy! 

 

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