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Old August 7th, 2018, 06:14 AM #1
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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

Seeing how we have quite a few sky watchers here.

Meteor shower to peak this weekend August 12-13

http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/08...isweekend.html
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I'm leaving today and spending 7 nights in the southern Utah desert. I'll be up late Saturday and Sunday photographing the meteors in some of the darkest sky in America. Last year I didn't get to go out for the Perseids because I was recovering from my spine fusion surgery. Here is a picture of the Perseids that I took in 2016. I was camping in a valley in New Mexico for that show.

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Here is a picture of the Perseids that I took in 2016. I was camping in a valley in New Mexico for that show.
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I'm leaving today and spending 7 nights in the southern Utah desert. I'll be up late Saturday and Sunday photographing the meteors in some of the darkest sky in America. Last year I didn't get to go out for the Perseids because I was recovering from my spine fusion surgery. Here is a picture of the Perseids that I took in 2016. I was camping in a valley in New Mexico for that show.

That's pretty sweet. You remember what your shutter speed was?
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I'm leaving today and spending 7 nights in the southern Utah desert. I'll be up late Saturday and Sunday photographing the meteors in some of the darkest sky in America. Last year I didn't get to go out for the Perseids because I was recovering from my spine fusion surgery. Here is a picture of the Perseids that I took in 2016. I was camping in a valley in New Mexico for that show.

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I get nothing worth staying up for in MoCo. OTOH, I was driving during the wee hours of the morning from L.A. to Edwards AFB north of Palmdale, Calif. Other than the stars and my headlights, it is coal black out there.

I was caught totally by surprise by the Perseids. It was incredible. Ultra high speed streaks of light that looked almost like you could reach out and touch them...or be hit by them. That and there was the time I stayed at a cabin in Eagle County near the tree line about 40 miles west of Aspen. Boy, could you see stars! You guys living at altitude and away from the sky shine of city lights really have a view.
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That's pretty sweet. You remember what your shutter speed was?
This is actually a composite. I took a photo of the tent and canyon wall just after dusk. The Milky Way was behind me as I took that photo, so I got a photo of the Milky Way at probably 20 seconds F2.8 ISO 3200 with a 14mm F2.8 lens. Then I did a series of 30 second exposures to capture the meteors. I assembled the different photos in Photoshop.
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This is actually a composite. I took a photo of the tent and canyon wall just after dusk. The Milky Way was behind me as I took that photo, so I got a photo of the Milky Way at probably 20 seconds F2.8 ISO 3200 with a 14mm F2.8 lens. Then I did a series of 30 second exposures to capture the meteors. I assembled the different photos in Photoshop.
I was wondering how dim a LED light you would need to be able to expose the tent that way and the Milky way as well, in one shot.
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This is actually a composite. I took a photo of the tent and canyon wall just after dusk. The Milky Way was behind me as I took that photo, so I got a photo of the Milky Way at probably 20 seconds F2.8 ISO 3200 with a 14mm F2.8 lens. Then I did a series of 30 second exposures to capture the meteors. I assembled the different photos in Photoshop.
Excellent photograph(s). Have you ever lugged a scope on one of your trips?
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Excellent photograph(s). Have you ever lugged a scope on one of your trips?
No, not yet. I have an 8" dob but haven't had it out since I moved to Colorado. I'm sure the mirror is dirty and needs collomation and I haven't felt like dealing with it.
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This picture was taken Wednesday night near Dugway, Utah. The peak isn't until Sunday, but you can see two Perseids in this shot. This picture is straight from the camera, no editing at all. It's a 10 second exposure, ISO 6400, 16mm lens at F1.4.

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