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Meteor shower

Lots in the media about it. Is it going to be good? Worth photographing? Any hints for how to do it - equipment, location, technique etc? (I'm guessing a long exposure and very steady tripod. What lens is best? Filters?) Or is this a subject for which cropped sensor cameras are never going to excel?

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Re: Meteor shower

Any camera can do this, it just needs to be on a very solid tripod (IS OFF) or a bean bag on the ground.

A huge advantage is the live view where you can see your image development as the exposure progresses.

Use manual focus and get a sharp test image on something as far away as possible, but not the stars themselves.

Turn off the noise reduction or all exposure time will be doubled.

Use a remote trigger so as not to move the camera.

Take notes of what settings you use and changes. Live view will give you a good idea of exposure time and once determined then set the camera to that duration so as to conserve battery life.

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Re: Meteor shower

If you don't have a remote trigger hold something in front of the lens but not touching it press the shutter and move it away .


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If you don't have a remote trigger hold something in front of the lens but not touching it press the shutter and move it away .


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I just use the 2 second delay. If your tripod is still moving after 2 seconds it's not up to the job anyway.
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If you don't have a remote trigger hold something in front of the lens but not touching it press the shutter and move it away .


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you can also use the phone app. OI Share

Sadly it's been raining over in my part of the world
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Saw about 6 meteors in 15 minutes, but spent several more minutes shooting Saturn with an 8" Newtonian Scope, attached to the Em1/2.............
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