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 Post subject: Perseid meteor shower
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:23 am 
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managed to capture a couple of Perseid meteor's Monday night with cctv cam.
the first video is poor quality due to scaling it down because file was to big.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfc475/9501408429/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfc475/950 ... otostream/

lens 2.8 - 12mm F1.4 shutter speed 1/50 x2 intergration = exposure time of 0.03 sec

tonight. tues to much cloud cover but set intergration x 4 = 0.06 sec and I'm actually picking up stars from behind the clouds but no meteors yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Perseid meteor shower
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:10 am 
Well done in getting some images and posting them, you had more success than me.

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 Post subject: Re: Perseid meteor shower
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:28 am 
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Well done John, that worked well.

But how about using a convex mirror to make an "all-sky camera":
Image?

These are very effective for capturing meteors - here's an example from the 1998 Leonid storm:
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 Post subject: Re: Perseid meteor shower
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Well I was up till 4am hoping that something would show and it didn't.

@ Ross, I've read about using a convex mirror and also using a old fashioned hub cap off a car, but I'll stick to the easy option with the lens.


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