Perseid Meteor Shower

Backyard

As a meteor hunter, I am not very good. I can probably chalk it up to lack of experience and/or opportunity. Of course, there is also the fact that when I went to bed Thursday night the weather forecast was calling for rain. Waking up at my normal time for work (3:30am) I noticed I could see stars out my window. I quickly fed the cats and headed out into the back yard to see what I could capture.

I only spent fifteen minutes pointing my camera at various sections of the sky. My Olympus is not the perfect camera for high ISO night photography but I did manage to snag a couple of meteors. In the first image the meteor is dead center and traveling vertical.  The second image I barely caught the meteor over near the top left, also traveling vertical.  I can say I did see quite a few more meteors in other portions of the sky, mostly as my camera was exposing in the wrong direction!  LOL

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Perseid Meteor 1

Perseid Meteor 1
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 30s, 12mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Perseid Meteor 2

Perseid Meteor 2
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 30s, 12mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200