M31 and late Perseids

M31 and late Perseids

It is a great night when I get to revisit an old friend, The Great Galaxy in Andromeda, also known as M31. I had no idea there were two meteors streaking in parallel past the target until I got the images on the computer monitor. The bottom one is much fainter but can be seen passing just below Nu Andromedae, the bright blue star near the bottom of the frame. These are remnants of the dust cloud that produces the annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August. Despite the full moon coinciding with the peak of the Perseids this year, I saw many bright meteors and the tail end of the dust cloud is still producing some. Prince George, BC. Aug 22, 2014.

Posted by jbinpg on 2014-08-24 06:43:12

Tagged: , M31 , Great Galaxy in Andromeda , Andromeda Galaxy , late Perseid meteors , Prince George , BC , Canada