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Yet another Perseid Meteor shower post....

 
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Aug 15, 2015 18:20 |  #1

I've got over 10K in images and 279GB to sort through and I've just started. I had three cameras running from approx. 10pm till 4:30am for three nights.
Here's a couple of composites from multiple images. Each image was shot with the Canon 5D Mark II, Rokinon 24mm 1.4 lens, ISO3200, 20 second exposures.

This first shot was taken August 12th, 2015 from 9:30pm-10:30pm PDT local time.
It's a composite of 10 images showing 17 Perseids and a couple of sporadics.

IMAGE: http://www.siriusproductionsllc.net/photos/i-LFPGf48/0/X2/i-LFPGf48-X2.jpg

Same time frame for this angle.
It's a composite of 17 images showing 25 Perseids and a couple of sporadics.

IMAGE: http://www.siriusproductionsllc.net/photos/i-cFr4R24/0/X2/i-cFr4R24-X2.jpg

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Aug 15, 2015 18:26 |  #2

That's some commitment to get the shot... Great composites though!


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Aug 15, 2015 18:35 |  #3

Great stuff, really like the second shot!


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Aug 16, 2015 07:45 |  #4

Now this is what I tried to do. But I only captured 4 meteors in total. And faint ones at that. Well done.


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Aug 16, 2015 09:55 |  #5

Awesome composites!

I hope you make a timelapse video of them, that would be really neat to see also.


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Aug 16, 2015 15:42 |  #6

Here's my count for the peak night from 9:30pm Wednesday night till 4:40am Thursday morning, PDT.

The timelapse will come....later.


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Aug 17, 2015 00:48 |  #7

Another composite. I hope I'm not boring you guys.
This one was taken Monday night / Tuesday morning, August 10-11,2015.

IMAGE: http://www.siriusproductionsllc.net/photos/i-9pQWSB2/0/X2/i-9pQWSB2-X2.jpg

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Aug 17, 2015 01:02 |  #8

Great Job on this last one!


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Aug 17, 2015 10:47 |  #9

All looking good ! All are coming from the Radiant . Did you send them to www.spaceweather.com (external link) ?




  
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Aug 17, 2015 12:53 |  #10

Easy to say that you are by far the winner of this Perseid, in terms of best picture of event posted on POTN. Specially like your last edit and submission. The only thing that is different from my personal observation of the event, especially Aug 10 and 12 (11 was the most disappointing of all), the longest and tallest meteors I recorded, were to the East (Right of you image), few north and least West, that I see almost similar size in every part of your radiant, with abundant of them in West here.


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Aug 17, 2015 16:10 |  #11

Celestron wrote in post #17672236 (external link)
All looking good ! All are coming from the Radiant . Did you send them to www.spaceweather.com (external link) ?

Not yet, waiting to finish all the editing then submit a few of the best. Thanks!


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Easy to say that you are by far the winner of this Perseid, in terms of best picture of event posted on POTN. Specially like your last edit and submission. The only thing that is different from my personal observation of the event, especially Aug 10 and 12 (11 was the most disappointing of all), the longest and tallest meteors I recorded, were to the East (Right of you image), few north and least West, that I see almost similar size in every part of your radiant, with abundant of them in West here.

Yeah, I noticed that too. I saw many long ones off to the east and south. I saw the brightest, longest one cut right through Sagittarius.
Thanks for the compliment. Lots of work went into getting them.


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Aug 17, 2015 16:11 |  #12

Here's another composite of 9 images over the course of a little over one hour. 12:37am-1:42am PDT, Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.

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Nov 23, 2015 21:47 |  #13

Not to dig up an old thread but I just had time to finish the music score on my time-lapse video I created for this event. Hopefully you can watch it on a big screen in HD with headphones for the full effect.

https://youtu.be/RVrqP​9ILs1Q (external link)


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Nov 24, 2015 05:17 |  #14

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This is one INCREDIBLE job and effort.
And yes music does the justice.

I could wish to see dusk to dawn, @ very beginning and very end of the clip, and not in between the switching cameras; that is start and end, fading to total white (That still can be added in pp), but that is just a suggestion, not changing the content. Cloning the unwanted jet tracking also came to mind. Beside being an intensive laborious job, it surly has deleterious effect on original data and seems like a big No no. After all these planes are part of our life and you can't get rid of them on any sky, no matter how remote. One could wish for 4K but even now you have mammoth quantity, crippling load of data that is still quite clear at 1080 rez.

Initial atmospheric cloud disintegration effect on the meteors and the bum music with right zooming on meteoroid, nails it all. Love those random satellites that show up, say the bright, mysterious slow moving satellite HERE @1:14 right at the center of image (external link), moving on top of roof (That points to it!) or at 3:38 near 3:00 o'clock, revolving satellite. Northern light waning and waxing is so great and mysterious. Constellations and clear visualization of Andromeda...What else viewer could wish for?

I need to watch it a few times more, as it seems you get something new with each deeper review and pleasure to eyes.

I am sure you should have customers at NG channel or Nova.
Give them a call and don't be shy.
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Nov 24, 2015 05:59 |  #15

That timelapse video above is awesome. Nice job.


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