Perseid Meteor Shower - A Photo

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by astrostu, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. astrostu

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    First, let me say that I REALLY like my new f/1.4L lens. At f/2.0, I can do what was before a 300-second exposure in around 30 seconds. :D I mention this because this was my first serious test of my new lens.

    Anyway, I was out last night and once I finally got a good focus, I took a few dozen ~75-second images at f/2.0, ISO 100 with my 35 mm prime. As is somewhat typical for me, the only shot that showed anything was my first. I've gone through my standard image reduction (averaging 5 shots to get the starfield, overlaying the meteor trail), cropped it, and shrunk to around 30%.

    As I'm sure most people can attest to who saw these in person, they're much more impressive when viewed with the eye as opposed to viewing in a photo.

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    Neat!
     
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    I tried this, I failed.

    Looks like a crack in the universe!
     
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    Nice! [I don't think I actually got any streaking meteors in my timer shots :( )
     
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    Wow, awsome. Much better than ALL the other efforts I've seen!
     
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    I'm JEALOUS! I wanted to try the meteors this morning, but blew it off. :grumpy:

    That is a great shot.
     
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    Too bad the only stars I see in the city is the moon. :(
     
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    i was in VT for this shower and OMG. it was amazing. nice capture, i tried to get a few but i havnt uploaded yet.
     
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    still a neat capture. I'm not sure which meteor shower I'm thinking of, but the one I really got to experience was breathtaking, better than any fireworks show I have ever seen. We counted about 200 in less than 2 hours.... amazing!
     
  10. astrostu

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    Thanks all. It's my first shower that I tried to photograph, so I'm relatively pleased that I at least got one.

    JTHphoto - you might be thinking of the Leonid shower in (I believe) September '01 (or '02 ...).
     
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    Ah.. so jealous!!

    Was completley cloudy the night of the main shower here. Actually. I got off work at midnight and it was clear. I got home and pulled in the driveway.. still clear. Went inside and changed out of my work clothes and went outside to start setting up.... CLOUDY. I was so mad.
    The next night though was totally clear. I got my first 10 min exposure of the stars and seen, but didnt manage to photograph, a few falling stars.

    Great job!
     
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    thats beautiful! I cant even capture stars with my camera, is there a special technique? or is it the lens? I captured one meteor but looks nowhere near as good as yours.
     

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