Perseid meteor and Andromeda galaxy

Perseid meteors & Andromeda

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It’s been many years since we last had clear skies for the peak night of the Perseid Meteor shower. Thankfully that run came to an end last night, when skies were as clear as the come around these parts.

Making use of the D7000’s ability to take a long series photos automatically, I set it up to take 50 10 second shots every 11 seconds. Capturing a grand total of 3 meteors from a total of 400 shots is not the best ratio, but I’m happy with shot no.347! In hindsight a wider angle lens would have captured more, but I wanted the light gathering power of the 50mm f1.8 lens to be sure the meteors showed up.

Details: Nikon D7000Nikkor 50mm/f1.8 at f2.5. Single 10 second exposure at iso 1600.


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