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caught one meteor in the meteor shower on wednsday

 
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Jan 05, 2012 23:46 |  #1

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I stood in the cold for 4 hours and got this. It is so hard to focus on objects at night! I found myself using manual focus and then switching to autofocus for a second and back to manual. Finally I realized that I could make out a star in the viewfinder and I was able to get an ok focus going. I just got a T3i for christmas and I am new to photography. I used the stock canon 18-55mm lens at 18mm, f/3.5, iso 800, and exposed it for 15 seconds. I really want a faster lens and Im thinking about going with a tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 in the future.

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Jan 05, 2012 23:51 |  #2

Oh also I took this at 6:45 am the sun was creepin on the horizon big time.


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Jan 07, 2012 14:13 |  #3

Nice. I remember the morning I got up and looked outside for the predicted meteor shower. Not even five minutes later, I saw a big one and ran back to fetch my gear. Two hours later the sun also lit up the horizon and I never got a single pic to show for my effort :-) Yes, focus is difficult and doing it throught the view finder is something I cannot do. Either pre-focus on a distant object before sunset or try live view through a PC.


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Jan 07, 2012 14:18 |  #4

It's a pretty shot, I dig the car lights a lot in conjunction with the rising sun.

Are you sure that's a meteor though? It's awfully bright for a meteor, unless it was a fireball meteor?

Most meteors hardly show up, usually as faint white lines, starting thin on one end, going a bit fatter in the middle and then thinner on the end.




  
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Jan 07, 2012 14:20 |  #5

I am looking on an iPad...it looks like an airplane, the streak isnot continous but broken lines. Will view in my macbook later to verify.


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Jan 07, 2012 16:01 |  #6

you know it could very well be a plane I didnt think of that. There were so many meteors happening it is hard to say. It was supposed to be the biggest quandrantid shower this year so I dunno but I hope its a meteor in the shot other wise I would up with an interesting pre-sun rise.


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Jan 07, 2012 21:19 |  #7

calypsob wrote in post #13664238 (external link)
you know it could very well be a plane I didnt think of that. There were so many meteors happening it is hard to say. It was supposed to be the biggest quandrantid shower this year so I dunno but I hope its a meteor in the shot other wise I would up with an interesting pre-sun rise.

I looked at it on my macbook and it is a plane...sorry to disappoint you....look at this photo, this was perseids 2010...it was a plane...to start with perseids come from the north I was looking south here.

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Jan 07, 2012 21:30 |  #8

Yes, Tony... that's what a meteor looks like.. and that's a great capture btw.. a very visible one.

One of the more visible ones I've captured, and this one had broken into two parts:

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Jan 07, 2012 21:34 |  #9

And occasionally you'll actually see what I was referring to earlier, as a fireball:

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Jan 08, 2012 10:33 |  #10

Wow Todd!!! That highway shot is just incredible.


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