Shooting Sombrero

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104) with a shooting star on its right. The image is a photo stacking of 15 frames taken on a dark night in a Greek island on January 2, 2017 – so it’s possible that the shooting star belonged to the meteor shower of the Quadrantids. I was photographing M104 with a series of long exposures with my camera upon my new astro-tracker, when a bright meteor rapidly crossed the sky right beside the galaxy. Perfectly aware of how this event is rare, I was absolutely thrilled when I saw that its trail was registered by my camera!

Nikon 7100, 300mm f/4, ISO 6400

Autore: Simone Arrigoni (sito)