Monday, 15 December 2014
The Geminids radiate out from the constellation Gemini, which is easy to find. In the picture, which looks roughly southeast, Orion with his three-starred belt is at bottom right, while the main stars of Gemini are the two bright stars at top left. Jupiter is the bright and slightly orangey planet towards bottom left, and Taurus is at top right.
I got up a further three times during the night, but the sky was either cloudy or, when I did set up the camera, a cloud appeared and discouraged me with a pelting of hail. I might try again tonight: I have yet to catch a shooting star on camera.