Perseid Meteors
Taken by Jan Curtis on August 12, 2016 @ Cheyenne, WY
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Many who observed the Perseid Meteor Shower that peaked on the morning of 12 Aug 2016 reported that the meteors appeared to come in clusters followed by long quite periods.

To illustrate this, the left image contains Perseids when they appeared (many very faint) and the right image contains 72 minutes of continuous exposures of 13 secs in duration (2 sec gaps between each frame).

Caster, the brightest star (labelled) shows a distinct pattern of clusters and gaps, as was reported. Of course this image only shows a small area of the celestrial sphere but assuming equal distribution of meteors from the radiant point, this distribution probably applied everywhere in the sky.


Imaging telescope or lens: Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4

Imaging camera: Nikon d7100

Guiding telescope or lens: Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4

Software: Photoshop CS 6 Adobe

Date: Aug. 12, 2016

Time: 03:00

Frames: 287

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 9

Locations: Home observatory, Cheyenne, WY (elevation: 6014), United States
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