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Stellar Swirl and Perseid Meteors over Stanmer Church | by Dominic's pics
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Stellar Swirl and Perseid Meteors over Stanmer Church

A passing car illuminated the church and trees during one of the exposures.


This same image has been labelled with part of the constellation Perseus here.


These two perseid meteors (with localised enhanced contrast) were recorded at 23:00:44 and 23:21:44 BST on Thursday, 12th August 2010.


This image is built up from a number of exposures, layered in Photoshop using the "Lighten" blending mode. The tapering "comet tail" effect was achieved by progressively changing the opacity of successive layers.


Sensor Speed Setting: ISO 1600

f-number (f/#): f/4.5

A composite image of 71 x 30 second exposures = 2130 seconds (35 mins. 30 secs.)

Overall Time Span: 22:43 BST to 23:57 BST (4440 seconds / 1hr. 14 mins.)


Camera Location: 50.870° N -0.102° E


Part of a set / Slideshow featuring images of stars, the night sky and the occasional meteor taken during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower in August 2010.

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Taken on August 12, 2010