Perseid Meteor Shower

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  1. stewmander

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    No photography planned. Just hoping for a lessening of the pervasive haze so we will at least be able to enjoy watching it.
     
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    Thanks for reminding me!! I think I'll just go out and look with my binoculars.
     
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    No pix planned. I am just hoping it clears up. I have a nice spot that I usually use to view it.

    Binoculars are of little use during a meteor shower, unless you happen to know where the next one will fall! You want a spot away from as much artificial light as possible, and that gives you a wide a view of the sky.
     
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    Yeah, I live in Ventura, and there are a few places you can get to without much surrounding light. I had read that there is a spot up at Mt. Pinos that people go for star gazing...
     
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    Might do some shooting tonight. Using 400TX black&white film for this (if I see anything; I live in Dallas). I'm shooting straight from my camera since I don't have any attachments for my telescope.
     
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    1 day to full Moon (in Capricorn), imho, no matter your altitude and optics, it will be relatively hard to come close to a decent view... :smile:
    Last year, the Moon was almost completely empty - very thin, waxing crescent.. around the time for the Perseids, but now..
     
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    Frikkin full moon.
     
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    I shot it once years ago. Got film back that looked like it had scratches across the negs. Whoppee. I have trouble being creative for this kind of thing. I guess a long-time shot with a cool foreground or cityscape might work.....hoping the notorious SF bay fog and low clouds this time of year will lift and allow maybe some view of some sort....
     
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    Where's the radiant relative to the moon? I guess one possibility would be to point away from the moon, expose for a moonlit landscape (loony f/4, I've seen suggested: f/4 and expose for 1/ASA days), and hope for some interesting trails. I might give it a go.

    -NT
     
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    If you do a long exposure of a starry sky and move the camera the right way during exposure you get lots of shooting stars :wink:

    Do it right and the moon might look like a comet even.
     
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    The kid and I will probably drive up to the top of the mountain with her telescope to watch. They are having some special sky watch this weekend at Cherry Springs State Park a couple of hours from here. It's perported to be the darkest place in Pa. and many people camp there for the astronomy program.
     
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    My attempt from this year. There are a few meteors in there but I couldn't turn the camera more towards where they were coming from because of the city lights. There was some light passing cloud too.