Striking out with the Orionids

The Orionid meteor shower last night was predicted to yield 20 or more meteors per hour. That was probably right – I must have seen about that many from the not-so-dark shore of the Boulder reservoir – but they were all way too faint to make an interesting image. I made the best of it with a vertical stitch of trailed stars. Going more than 90 degrees above the horizon makes for some weird looking effects even with a spherical projection!

Boulder reservoir stars

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