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Perseid Meteor

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:26 pm
by philc43
I managed to get one image out of about 140 that showed a meteor. This was taken at 22:53 on 12 Aug 2017. 10s at ISO6400 using a 24mm lens at F4.

ImagePerseid Meteor by Phil Coldrick, on Flickr

Re: Perseid Meteor

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:55 pm
by galileo
Nice capture Phil, I was having a casual glance around last night when I was imaging but didn't see any.
Well at least it was clear even if the moon scuppered things after midnight.

Re: Perseid Meteor

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:16 pm
by philc43
Thanks David! I was surprised that I even captured this - I could not see any myself and I just left the camera on continuous shooting for a while. It was only when going through the images that I spotted it. There were so many planes that were picked up that I was sure I'd have a clash but this was free of anything else and you can trace the trajectory right back to the radiant point in Perseus.

I'm guessing the hourly rate was much lower than expected this year.

Re: Perseid Meteor

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:48 am
by thymelord
Nice capture Phil. :thumbsup:

Re: Perseid Meteor

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 pm
by jjb2011
Nice capture
I was observing from about 2300hrs to 0015hrs lying on a sun-bed on the lawn with a warm coat on and a cup of tea in hand, generally looking north east. I counted 9 bright meteors and 6 relatively dim ones all coming from the Perseus direction.I noticed that the meteors came in twos and threes like buses !

JJB