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Morning Meteors of the Perseid Kind

I went out both Friday and Saturday night this past weekend for an early preview of the Perseid Meteor Shower. This image highlights many of the meteors I saw Saturday night on a very early morning sky.


This weekend will be the peak of the shower. NASA has put together a page featuring some of my photos to help plan your Perseid viewing experience. You can see it here: www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2011.html


Edit to add that the BBC has now blogged this new 2011 Perseid image here: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/23degrees/2011/08/even_with_the_full_...


Shot Notes: To obtain this image I had it consecutive shoot 444 images, starting at around 1:30 am going until around 4:45 am. The main frame used for this image was taken near the end when morning twilight was getting well underway. A total of 30 frames or so had meteor captures and a good handful of those are here, see how many meteors you can spot!

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Taken on August 7, 2011