24 May 2014 – Camelopardalids Meteor at Jebel Al Jais Mountain
Just returned from my Dubai astrophotography recce trip this morning and here’s the first image I’ve processed after I have backup my files. On the peak of Camelopardalids meteor shower, I went to Jebel Jais mountain, standing at approximately 1950m above sea level, which I believe is the tallest mountain in United Arab Emirates (UAE) to capture the first-ever meteor shower which stems from Comet 209P/LINEAR and scientists have no idea what the comet was doing in the 1800s. Although the meteor shower didn’t perform as expected but it’s amazing that it’s even happening at all and I believe I’ve managed to capture a Camelopardalids meteor that streaked across the night sky after waiting for several hours. I’ve also captured the headlight from one of the cars to show that the peak of the mountain is accessible by cars.