Snowy Range Perseids Meteor Shower

Last night I went out to Snowy Range in Wyoming in search of dark skies for the Perseid meteor shower. I wanted something special for the foreground and I knew the Snowies faced in the perfect direction to get this shot. I started shooting at 10pm and didn't stop until 5 am, I had to change my battery every 2 hours which made for a long night. The moon rose around 1am to light up the mountain range.

 

This is a composite of 23 images, 22 for the meteors/stars and 1 taken at sunrise for the foreground which was lightly blended in. I also corrected the orientation of the meteors to account for the rotation of the earth (this took forever!)

 

I had a great night which was made even better because I spent it with my newly adopted dog Emmie, she was a trooper!

 

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    amazing! Well done!
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    impressive image in final !!!!
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    Shutterbug sighting!! Great photo!!!
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    Its extremely good :)
  • Melody 10mo

    So beautiful... Wyoming stargazing is always a stunning show of beauty.
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