Quadrantid meteors

The Quadrantid meteor shower (named after a constellation that no longer exists) is caused by the Earth moving through the path of debris left by an asteroid. Most showers are created by comets and their peaks can last for several days. The Quadrantids, on the other hand, only peak for several hours. This typically occurs on January 3-4 of each year. They radiate from near the end of the handle of the Big Dipper (which is nested between the two meteors).

Taken from my backyard in southeastern Minnesota between a 1 and 2 A.M on 1/4/19.

Lens: Sigma 24 mm @ f/2.8
Camera:  Modified Canon 650D; ISO 1600; raw capture
Mount: Stationary tripod
Exposures: 2 @ 20 sec.
Processing:  The images were converted in Camera Raw and combined in ImagesPlus. The composite image was adjusted in Photoshop .
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