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Perseid Meteor Shower

I don't know if anyone else went out on Wednesday night to look for meteors. For once we had clear skies here (for what seems like the first time this summer). These are probably the best shots of the 38 that I took. Meteors are very contrary - the best and brightest only appear as soon as the camera shutter closes at the end of a 40 second exposure.
The orange glow on the horizon is from the street lights of Belfast 54 miles away on the other side of the North Channel.





Both taken on EM1 with 7-14mm lens ISO 1600, 40 secs @ f2.8
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

great shots - we had rain (hence cloud) and didn't even see a star.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

A tough gig mate I had to get up at 4:40 am so I was not out playing.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

That's two more meteors than I managed, although I did catch an unidetified satellite. I was out for an hour or so around midnight and saw only five meteors, none of them particularly bright, so the promised "celestial firework display" was a bit of a damp squib!

I particularly like no.2, the meteor positioned itself nicely in the frame .
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Nice. About how many meteors did you manage to see?
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Amazing captures. Sensational shots.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

After three consecutive years of being clouded over I had forgot what a Perseid Meteor looked like. Glad to see you managed to grab a few and shared for those of us less lucky in the great galactic draw.

Liking very much the reflections which I think add much to the overall shots.

Looking on the bright side, there is always next year... if I should live that long?
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

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Nice. About how many meteors did you manage to see?
I didn't keep count Tord, but I'd guess about 15-20 over 1½ hours.
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After three consecutive years of being clouded over I had forgot what a Perseid Meteor looked like.
I think it was just about the first clear night that we've had since April Wally!
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Two cracking shots! We had/have cloud and too much light pollution as well to make anything of it photographically speaking.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

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I don't know if anyone else went out on Wednesday night to look for meteors.
Way too f-ing WET here!

Glad someone got them.
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Re: Perseid Meteor Shower

Next year phone Belfast and ask for them to turn off half their lights.

Cloudy here, I've not seen the northern lights yet this year but have had a few meteors.
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