Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  Contains:  California nebula  ·  IC 1805  ·  IC 1848  ·  NGC 1499  ·  Part of the constellation Auriga (Aur)  ·  Part of the constellation Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Part of the constellation Lynx (Lyn)  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  The constellation Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  The star Algol (βPer)  ·  The star Atik (ζPer)  ·  The star Capella (αAur)  ·  The star Menkalinan (βAur)  ·  The star Mirfak (αPer)  ·  The star Ruchbah (δCas)  ·  The star γPer  ·  The star δPer  ·  The star εAur  ·  The star εPer
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The Perseids and Iridium Flare, 


            Andrea Pistocchini - pisto92
The Perseids and Iridium Flare
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The Perseids and Iridium Flare

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 18-55mm lens @18

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS450D

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5

Dates:Aug. 13, 2014

Frames: 9x30" (4' 30")

Integration: 4' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 17.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.05%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 344811

RA center: 04h53m54s

DEC center: +62°3954

Pixel scale: 53.510 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 119.755 degrees

Field radius: 38.149 degrees

Resolution: 620x413

Locations: Germignaga, Germignaga, Varese, Italy


Iridium is the lighter on the left, the others are Perseids

Those are 9 frames of 650 made that night

Here the timelapse: Timelapse Video


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Perseids and Iridium Flare, 


            Andrea Pistocchini - pisto92