Gemenids Meteor Shower, Sariska – Equipments List

Station 1: Star Trail/Time Lapse Photography
DSLR with wide Angle Lens.

Station 2: Shooting Selfies/Portraits with Star
DSLR with different type of lighting equipments.

Station 3: Deep Sky Photography
DSLR cameras on Vixen Polarie Mount.

Station 4: 8 inch Ritchey Chretein Astrograph
8′ inch RC Telescope on German equatorial mount with Nikon D800(full body frame).

Gemenids Meteor Shower 2015

In 2015, the Geminids will peak between December 13 and 14. A waxing crescent Moon will create good conditions for viewing the shower.

Northern Hemisphere observers should try their luck right after sunset, while those in the Southern Hemisphere should try to catch the shower after midnight.

The Geminids can be annually observed between December 4 and December 17, with its peak activity being around December 14. The shower owes its name to the constellation Gemini from where the meteors seem to emerge from in the sky.

Unlike most other meteor showers, the Geminids are associated not with a comet but with an asteroid – the 3200 Phaethon. The asteroid takes about 1.4 years to orbit around the Sun.

The Geminids are considered to be one of the more spectacular meteor shower during a year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak.

Where to view the Geminids

The Geminids can be observed from locations all around the world.

While it is not necessary to look in a particular direction to enjoy a meteor shower – just lie down on the ground and look directly above and you are bound to see some meteors – astronomers suggest looking towards the south to view the Geminids.

When to view the Geminids

The best time to view the Geminids between sunset, local time and before sunrise.

 

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