Archive for Procyon

Meteor in Canis Minor

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , , , , , , on 2009/03/22 by computerphysicslab

Serendipitously, I got captured this meteor while exposing Procyon in a shift-and-add series. The field of view measures around 3 degrees. The meteor track becomes cut, but it seems to be not much longer. This meteor could achieved magnitud 1 or 0, similar in bright to Procyon. Taking into account its directionality it may belong to Geminids meteor shower caused by the asteroid 3200 Phaethon.

Meteor & Procyon


Procyon, alfa Canis Minor

Posted in Astrophotography with tags , , , on 2009/03/17 by computerphysicslab

Procyon is a very bright star near Sirius. For testing purposes, I took a series of shots through my Vixen 12×80 binoculars. Using the shift-and-add method, also known as “image-stacking“, I could spot magnitude 10 stars near Procyon. I didn’t use any tracking, not even manual tracking.

Procyon, alfa Canis Minor