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What would be the suggested settings for my Tokina 11-16 for shooting the Perseids? ISO 800, F/4, 20 sec, 16mm?

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archer1960 wrote in post #12911080external link
What would be the suggested settings for my Tokina 11-16 for shooting the Perseids? ISO 800, F/4, 20 sec, 16mm?

I'd use 11mm. But your biggest problem will be the Full Moon, that's gonna wipe out all but the very brightest meteors.

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hollis_f wrote in post #12914927external link
I'd use 11mm. But your biggest problem will be the Full Moon, that's gonna wipe out all but the very brightest meteors.

Yeah, I know. I'm just going to try and see what happens. I've got a light pollution filter I'm going to play with, but that probably won't help any since the moon's light isn't in the same spectral bands as typical light pollution.

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All a moot point for me. Forecast is for rain and cloud.

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Did you have any success to share from the evening? I gave it a try but as mentioned the moon was pretty dominant. Got lucky a bit with the cloud cover except when it covered the stars as well :( lol

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I went too wide, and caught the moon in shot! I set it all up on the remote timer and went to bed, so didn't discover my mistake until the morning..... One of my 210sec subs :)

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blindz24 wrote in post #12948047external link
Did you have any success to share from the evening? I gave it a try but as mentioned the moon was pretty dominant. Got lucky a bit with the cloud cover except when it covered the stars as well :( lol

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Nope, not a single meteor in any image as far as I can tell. I didn't look at all them full-screen, but in the thumbnails I didn't see any. I saw a handful by eye both Thurs and Fri nights, but didn't catch any on camera.

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I posted in the photo sharing section Perseid thread, caught 5.

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