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

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6 responses to “Perseid Meteor Shower

  1. Very cool. 🙂 I went out to watch, but didn’t try to capture any with the camera. It’s so humid that the lens stays almost perpetually steamed up even after keeping the camera outside for a few hours. Maybe I’ll try during one of the winter meteor showers.

    • Probably happens cause hour house is cool. Try keeping camera on a deck/porch rather than in a cool location. I had the A/C in my car blowing on my camera bag once during a 2+ drive to a state park and had same thing happen to me. I enjoyed the hike anyway… 😊

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