Here's some more early 2011 Perseid meteors from this last weekend to wet your appetite for the main event this weekend! Please do view the large size, it really helps the stars pop.
Tonight is this year's peak for the Perseid Meteor Shower, so try to get out if you can! Space.com picked up one of my Perseid photos now too (yay!) for their Perseid planner that you can use to help find the best place to look in the sky, when, etc: www.space.com/12615-perseid-meteor-shower-2011-peaks-toni...
Also happening tonight is the "NASA Chat: Stay 'Up All Night' to Watch the Perseids" live-video and audio feed event that should be a treat (they also used some of my images), for more see here: www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/perseids_2011.html
May your skies be clear this evening and happy weekend all!
Shot Notes: This one was is a composite taken from over 257 consecutive 25 second exposures at f/3.2, 3200 ISO over the night of Friday, Aug 5th out at the Pawnee National Grasslands in northeastern Colorado. You can see four or maybe five meteors and fair bit of light pollution as well (the red glow in the sky).