Eta-Aquariids 2014

Eta-Aquariids are one of two meteor shower associated with Halley’s Comet. With the radiant in constellation Aquarius (located close to the stars that resemble Mercedes sign), this is southern hemisphere meteor shower. Eta-Aquariids are best seen by the observers located in the southern hemisphere. The radiant rises in the morning, so you are able to see those meteors only in the final two hours before dawn. Therefore you must observe from a location with low levels of light pollution in the east. The shower has very broad peak of maximum activity from 4th to 8th May. ZHR is variable from 40 to 130 as seen in last year’s outburst.

Within two days of observation I was able to capture only one meteor.

Object: Eta-Aquariid
Date: 5 May 2014 03:07 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16mm@11mm, f/2.8, ISO 800, 80s