Yesterday, I had a request from one of my followers for images of this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower. So for the third time this week, I’m up in the middle of the night shooting the dark skies.
Looking out over the lake towards the north, I was getting about one significant meteor per minute.
Here is a digital zoom of the last image.
Each exposure lasted about 20 seconds so mostly I was getting shots like this, an empty net….although if you look closely, not totally empty.
When I used my wide angle lens, I was able to capture more sky but the shooting stars appeared much smaller.
I had to capture a couple Milky Way shots along the way.
In reality, each image had at least some meteors. In this one, I counted at least 5 in the raw image file when zoomed in close. At the resolution of these internet files, they become a little more difficult to spot.
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Thanks Don!!!! I see you were recently in France, I am very jealous! I’m booked to return to France in October, the first time in 2 years….. I miss Europe very much and hope my trip is not canceled due to the virus! Salute!
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Yes, I recently went to France for a week during what I hoped would be a lull in the pandemic. Now the numbers are rising again, but also the vaccinations, so I have no idea how it will be in the fall.