Perseid Meteor
Taken by Karl Kuehn on August 11, 2015 @ Greene, NY, USA
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 60D
Exposure Time: 28/1
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2015:08:12 08:07:44
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A beautiful clear sky last night for lawn chairs and beverage or two here in Upstate New York. I set up my make-shift Big Sky camera (not quite full-sky) using a convex security mirror to capture a larger area of sky. It was a busy sky with planes, blinking satellites, the ISS and one very bright perseid that went off like a flashbulb along the eastern horizon. A few modifications are needed to improve the camera/mirror/heater set-up and Ill try those tonight if the weather is favorable.

Canon 60Da,
Sigma 28mm @ f2.8,
30s exposure,
ISO 1600.
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Nice result - your mirror produces decent star images. Good thinking using the heater - good luck tonight!!

Posted by owleye1 2015-08-12 08:43:58
Thanks DZ. I set this up during daylight so I didnt realize how bright the heater light would be until I captured my one Perseid of the night. A little duct tape will fix that. Tonight Im going to crank up the ISO to 6400 and go with 15 second exposures. If I get anything good Ill post to SW again. :)
Posted by kkuehn 2015-08-12 10:22:44
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