So, I already knew since last year that this year, in the early morning of January 4th, the annual cloud of Quadrantids would pass Earth again. This year was special, because the intensity of Quadrantids (falling stars for normal Earthlings) would be very high. In between 120 and 170 per hour.
I prepared well. Got my tripod ready, selected my brightest lens and tested Live Composite mode on my camera. (live Composite is one of the nice features of Olympus cameras). I also selected a location where I would have a good view to the East and would not be hindered by traffic lights.
Got up at 05:00 AM and went on my way!
Clouds and rain……..
Nothing to see…….
So, here is a nice, old and forgotten fence from the same location, facing West.
Shot on November 30th, when I selected my location for January 4th.
Next opportunity to see Quadrantids in the same intensity: 2085.
I need to live a very healthy life the next few years :-)
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