View Full Version : HELP! Shooting meteors.

12th August 2010, 02:48 PM
There is a chance tonight that I may see a meteor shower at about 11pm.I have never tried to shot this before so all advice welcome.I live out in the country so no street lights.I have E620 14-54,70-300,30mm sigma and kit lens,tri-pod and remote.Any help,advice PLEASE.
Thanks Iain

12th August 2010, 05:23 PM

If nobody else posts, try this:

14-54, manual mode, MF, ISO 100, shutter 10-20s, aperture f7.1-f8, any metering, remote, tripod, mirror lock up, noise reduction on.

You should see the exposure increments off to the left for metering (under exposure of the frame is necessary to ensure the picture stays dark with light streaks). NR will avoid lots of noise but you have to wait a bit for the busy light while the blank frame is taken. Check and adjust after each frame.

You could also try the fireworks scene mode.

Have fun,


12th August 2010, 05:26 PM
use 14mm
autofocus off manual focus on a star
ISO 1600 raw
wide open
depends on how dark the sky is as to exposure length but 1 min and then 1 min for the noise reduction dark frame...
where to point...probably best straight or 45 deg from the radient

be very lucky

12th August 2010, 08:02 PM
I took some last night as it was clear. I will try tonight, but it is cloudy here.

I will try to post some images in the next few days.

Good luck everyone.