Update: Phil Plait also wrote this article about it.
What are the odds that you can catch a meteor with a persistent train, in the same spot, one year later? On October 6th, 2012, I setup timelapse, in the location that I caught this one.
2011 Meteor with persistent train – click to enlarge
I had not shot any timelapse at that spot, since October 2011. At 10:07 PM the camera caught a meteor, the following 40 frames show the persistent train drifting off to the east, then it disappears. It lasted over 20 minutes in real time. I don’t think it would have been visible to the naked eye, but with 30 second exposures, it is. Taken in central South Dakota with a Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon 14-24 with novoflex adapter, F2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 3200
Phil Plait wrote about meteor persistent trains, with my photos from last year, here.
The Meteor – click photo to enlarge
2 minutes 10 seconds later – close up of persistent train – click to enlarge
Meteor from 2nd Camera, a few hundred yards away – 5D Mark II with Canon 16-24