Milky Way in Sagittarius with meteor, airplane, barn and Jupiter in Scorpius.

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    A peak implies that there are two tail ends. Ergo, it is not unusual for a few stray meteors to persist after the Perseid shower peak last Sunday. While I didn't set out to photograph a meteor last night I was lucky enough to glimpse this. In fact, I saw 4 fireballs in 90 minutes.

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    1. doublecappuccino 92 months ago | reply

      Oh, fantastic, great catch. I guess I can say "otherwordly" here and mean it.

    2. KVBPhotos 92 months ago | reply

      That is so cool!!!

      WONDERFUL catch!!!

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    3. blmurch 92 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photograph. I stayed up on Sunday night/Monday morning to watch them and we counted around 40 in 1 1/2 hours. You did what I had hoped to do - beautiful!
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    4. Friendly Joe 92 months ago | reply

      Awesome, Phil!
      Just freakin' cool!

    5. t.sullivan photography 92 months ago | reply

      Awesome night shot! I have to admit, I don't think I have the patience for nighttime photography :)

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    6. Pezski 92 months ago | reply

      words fail me. awesome is sometimes overused, but is entirely appropriate here. wonderful, wonderful picture.

    7. postpurchase 92 months ago | reply

      excellent image!, during the supposed perseid peak i witnessed only one minor fireball in around two hours of viewing. last night i viewed no less than eight in the the same viewing time. hmmnn... i'm still very jealous of your dark sky there... look at the detail in the milky way, wonderful!

    8. allsnotwell [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

      Oh, wow, awesome! How on earth!!!

    9. down_the_rabbit_hole 91 months ago | reply

      Great shot - love the angle - you're right the plane trail is great in this shot.

    10. sadiemayhem 91 months ago | reply

      wow great I love this shot!!

    11. mdpmarch2 81 months ago | reply

      How long was this exposure, and at what aperture and iso? I'm looking to get into astrophotograohy but have had trouble getting that great milky way.

    12. mdpmarch2 81 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot!

    13. Computer Science Geek 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks. I shot this at ISO 3200 with a 25 second exposure with an f/2.8 aperture. Normally I go for 30 seconds to a minute if I use a fisheye lens; the wider the lens the longer you can leave the shutter open before star trails become clearly noticeable, i.e., detracting.

    14. Fort Photo 80 months ago | reply

      This has it all, what a combo of elements!

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