Perseid Meteors Penetrating Circumpolar Star Trails

This is one far better when Viewed Large on Black

 

I sure got lucky with my brightest meteor caught this year going right through the North Star/Polaris (at the middle of all the circles). There are at least 4 clear Perseids in this image, but I saw many more when the shots where being taken.

 

Notes: 232 30 second exposures were stacked with 1 dark frame. I did clone out one annoying plane traversing the scene (painful).

 

Update: For stacking, those of you commenting that your computer wouldn't handle having that many images open, not to worry. For this I used the free Startrails Application that will open them one at a time and blend and then move on to the next. You can also point it to any dark frames you took to assist with noise reduction. Or, if you prefer to fully work in PS you can use the free star trails action (some folks report this second link makes their anti-virus software act up, but I know of no issues with any malware for this site and have used the action many times with no problems).

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