Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  IC 1396  ·  M 31  ·  NGC 224  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America nebula  ·  Part of the constellation Draco (Dra)  ·  Part of the constellation Lynx (Lyn)  ·  Part of the constellation Pegasus (Peg)  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  Part of the constellation Pisces (Psc)  ·  The constellation Andromeda (And)  ·  The constellation Camelopardalis (Cam)  ·  The constellation Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  The constellation Cepheus (Cep)  ·  The constellation Lacerta (Lac)  ·  The constellation Triangulum (Tri)  ·  The constellation Ursa Minor (UMi)  ·  The star Algol (βPer)  ·  The star Almach (γ1And)  ·  The star Alpheratz (αAnd)  ·  The star Caph (βCas)  ·  The star Kochab (βUMi)  ·  The star Mirach (βAnd)  ·  The star Mirfak (αPer)  ·  The star Navi (γCas)  ·  The star Polaris (αUMi)  ·  The star Schedar (αCas)
Perseids Meteor Shower 2017, 



    
        

            Scott Davis
Perseids Meteor Shower 2017
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2017

Perseids Meteor Shower 2017, 



    
        

            Scott Davis
Perseids Meteor Shower 2017
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2017

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EFS 10-18mm f/4-5.6 STM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Mounts: Bogen Tripod


Dates:Aug. 12, 2017

Frames:
1x30" (30") ISO1600
2x10" (20") ISO3200

Integration: 50"

Avg. Moon age: 19.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1687454

RA center: 0h 28' 8"

DEC center: +64° 1' 1"

Pixel scale: 371.146 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 120.333 degrees

Field radius: 74.344 degrees


Resolution: 1200x800

Locations: Big Stump, Kings Canyon National Park, CA, United States

Description

This is my first-ever attempt at capturing a meteor shower. I think my technique was good; however, the shower as a whole was disappointing.

This image is a composite of three images - a single 30-second exposure to capture the base star field, and two 10-second exposures (one for each meteor). Observationally, the shower yielded very few meteors before the moon came up at 11:30, resulting in only 2 of 130 images containing a meteor. Thankfully, it comes every year, and I definitely plan to attempt this again because I think my proof of concept was solid.

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Perseids Meteor Shower 2017, 



    
        

            Scott Davis