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Perseids Meteor Shower Aug 12-13

 
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Aug 11, 2013 18:58 |  #31

Here's my go at it. Just a little different take.

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Aug 11, 2013 21:47 |  #32

All I got was a satellite.

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Aug 12, 2013 00:47 |  #33

I've been trying for two nights to get photos with my canon 40D and I have non stop specs of red and blue where the sky should be. They don't move like the star trails. ISo 400 does it and so does 1600, aperture 18 and shutter around 5 seconds


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Aug 12, 2013 01:41 |  #34

obnoxiousmom wrote in post #16200210 (external link)
I've been trying for two nights to get photos with my canon 40D and I have non stop specs of red and blue where the sky should be. They don't move like the star trails. ISo 400 does it and so does 1600, aperture 18 and shutter around 5 seconds

You won't achieve anything with aperture 18 and so short exposures. When it comes to values, keep your lens wide open (looking at your specs 17mm@2.8 or 24mm@3.5) and exposure 15-30sec. If you're shooting with 24mm lens try about 20sec, as 30sec might be to long and will leave you with some startrails (stars won't be seen as perfect dots). Another thing you have to do is to focus to infinity and turn AF off.

Good luck, hopefully we'll take some amazing photos tonight!

Samsen, thanks for many useful advice, I didn't know that Pleiades would be visible around midnight! I can't stay up so late (till dawn) though, but I've read somewhere, that maximum of Perseids in my longitude is at 9-10pm local time. I'll be keeping fingers crossed to count hundreds of meteors :D




  
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Aug 12, 2013 07:15 |  #35

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from saturday night @ brazos bend state park, low clouds kept moving about, so we finally gave up about 2am :(

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Aug 12, 2013 08:10 |  #36

I went up to Roan Mountain in the wee hours Sunday morning to see some of the early Persied meteors. I saw a couple of meteors before leaving the parking lot at Carvers Gap and a couple more while on Round Bald. It was when I was making this panorama image that a very fast and bright meteor streaked into the next to last exposure. The "shooting star" even sparkled for a second before leaving a faint gray mark in the sky. I was overjoyed.
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Aug 12, 2013 08:26 |  #37

My shot from last night after midnight.

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Aug 12, 2013 08:41 |  #38

[QUOTE=Lobsta;16200736​]My shot from last night after midnight.

Great shot!


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Aug 12, 2013 08:41 as a reply to  @ Wallace River's post |  #39

In the meantime, also from last night, any clues what this is? Taken in Nova Scotia, viewpoint is looking east.

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Aug 12, 2013 08:43 |  #40

Wallace River wrote in post #16200771 (external link)
In the meantime, also from last night, any clues what this is? Taken in Nova Scotia, viewpoint is looking east.

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It would be M45 - Pleiades :)




  
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Aug 12, 2013 08:54 |  #41

peterluk wrote in post #16200776 (external link)
It would be M45 - Pleiades :)

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Aug 12, 2013 09:31 |  #42

saw a couple at 3am by Drumheller AB but accidentally deleted the pics except this one

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Aug 12, 2013 09:39 |  #43

Clouds ran me off at 11 last night so I tried getting up at 4AM. Interesting that the milkyway was not visible at that hour like it is at night...which makes no sense. Still had some haze but got a few here in NE Texas

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Aug 12, 2013 09:59 |  #44

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Clouds ran me off at 11 last night so I tried getting up at 4AM. Interesting that the milkyway was not visible at that hour like it is at night...which makes no sense. Still had some haze but got a few here in NE Texas

You got some great shots, Tony. I noticed that too, that the Milky Way was less intense later into the night. I also noticed that there were just as many meteors earlier in the evening, like 11pm to midnight, as there were from 3-4 am. So tonight it will be an earlier night for me ;)


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Aug 12, 2013 12:07 |  #45

Observations from my round 2 astrophotography night...

1) I picked the right place...though getting there at night is a total pain in the #*~€|£. (For those who know the area, The place is past Tortilla Flat, AZ on the Apache Trail where the road goes from paved to dirt.) At least in the dark you can't see the 1000 foot cliff you could potentially drive off of!

2) I don't know where Polaris is and without cell service, all the apps in the world can't help. It makes for some interesting horizon shifts during a time lapse!

3) getting to my location and finding other people out at 10pm (and well past midnight) on a Sunday night is a bit freaky....and I'm talking dozens of people, none with cameras.

4) when I used to ride motorcycles and have a sports car why was I never invited to the Sunday at Midnight racing club? At least half a dozen very fast and loud cars zipped by!

5) without cell service, sitting in the middle of nowhere for hours and hours SUCKS! Even when the meteor shower is as active and beautiful as it was last night.

6) meteors...really bright ones...appeared frequently...and always out of frame!!

7) large bats like camera clicking noises!

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