• Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:34
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:11
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:32
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:34
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:11
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:34
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 22:26
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011 23:04
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 October, 2011 00:05
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 5 s

The Draconid meteors are generally faint, so with a near full moon the amount seen this night were few and far between. Being inside the huge dome of Oslo’s light pollution adds to the overall dimming of the meteors.

I saw mostly very faint “blips”, and once in a very long while some bright streaks appeared. In the full size photo above you can see the scale of the meteor against the sky. Here the faint green of the northern lights can be seen low on the horizon, where the lights from a plane runs horizontal.

In the photo above the northern lights have brightened, opposed to the Draconid which is quite a bit fainter than the previous one. Nevertheless – it’s the second brightest I photographed. Below is the last of the bright ones I managed to photograph.

I witnessed the two-part Leonid meteorid show in November 2001, and they were very long, bright and colorful. Some intense pink and green. One exploded and generated a long lasting pink and green trail that glowed for several seconds.

These tree Draconids are the brightest I caught on camera, but they are so much fainter than the Leonids. Nevertheless I am grateful to at least have photographed them.

The disappointing meteor count was greatly compensated by bursts of low hanging Northern lights.