Perseid Meteor
Taken by James Guilford on August 13, 2018 @ Wellington, Ohio, USA
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The Perseids didnt seem particularly active but there were a few showy fireballs to be enjoyed. I managed to capture a couple of bright meteors over the several hours I spent standing out in the open, looking up -- my neck is still sore -- and having all of my equipment getting covered in heavy dew. I finally left at 1:30 AM when all of my lenses had become fogged up and showed no sign of clearing.

The nicest shot I got of a Perseid meteor, with a nice long trail just to the left of brilliant Mars, was seen at 1:03 AM EDT. You can see constellation Sagittarius just above the glow along the treeline.

There was also an extremely bright, and very slow fireball at 12:05 AM EDT, seen just within the right edge of the image frame. I remember the streak appearing warm in color, yellowish, but the camera recorded the spectral colors you see here. The lights near the bottom of the picture are artificial lights onshore, not reflections of stars.
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