Clun Castle


An astro-photographer has captured the ounce of life in Shorpshire.

The scene, which has been recorded very few times on camera, was caught during an Orionid meteor shower.

Orionid meteors occur every Autumn when the Earth is passing through the stream of debris left by Halley's Comet.

Landscape photographer Nick Jackson had gone to Clun Castle in Shropshire, to shoot the 13th century edifice in front of the night sky to make a "star trail".

Nick saw the meteor fly through the sky behind the castle.

He said: "I immediately thought, I was not able to check the footage immediately."

He had caught the moment.

The 44-year-old said: "It was a sheer stroke of luck that I just happened to be shooting the series of images when it happened. . "

A series of 30 pictures made into a video shows the meteor in the middle of the frame and explode in a piercing flash of light.

Then come a circular cloud of debris disperses into the starlit sky

Unfolded over the space of the four minutes.

Nick then combined the images into four seconds of footage.

He said: "To the naked eye, it's a light and a bright ping and then it's gone." However, the camera captures all the detail of the aftermath. "

Nick added: "There are very few." People were saying, "You're a lucky guy, that's a once-in-a-lifetime thing" . "

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Nick used a full-frame Nikon d570 camera with a 24mm f1.4 lens to shoot the scene.

He said: "The reason we photographers go out in the middle of the night and stand in the freezing cold, because we're obsessed with the beauty of the night sky. it's just awe-inspiring. "



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