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    Perseid Meteor Shower

    Is anyone going out to photograph the meteor shower on the 12th and 13th? Just curious if anyone is going to, and what kind of equipment they use...

    http://ireport.cnn.com/ir-topic-stor...=479502&hpt=T2

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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...
    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.

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