Flintstone Stargazing

August 12, 2007

A few Perseids and just one photo

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Observation Journal — Ed @ 11:14 pm

I saw 5 distinct Perseids tonight; the best one was a deep red. Due to their speed, I couldn’t really get one on film, though one did shoot through a timed shot I was doing, it wasn’t bright enough to show up. Instead the only usable shot of the night was this one – a 30 second photo of the sky directly overhead. As always, click on the photos to get the larger versions.

The sky overhead 8/12/07
The sky overhead 8/12/07

The sky overhead 8/12/07, annotated
The sky overhead 8/12/07 – annotated

Note, in the annotated version that in addition to the constellation outlines and the three brightest star names, I’ve also indicated the position of M13, which I imaged the other night.

That’s all for tonight.

Update: I’m realizing my title may be leading people to think I’ve got a photo of a meteor here. Sorry if I misled you, it was unintentional.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Ed,
    I think Mother nature played a trick on a lot of us.I thought we were to have at least partly cloudy skies for the event but,in the end we had overcast skies…..boooo!.I guess it is better luck next time?!.
    Andrew

    Comment by Andrew — August 13, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  2. Skies weren’t bad, but I couldn’t stay up past midnight. I’m thinking of going somewhere dark tonight – it’s looking promising right now. Hope everyone has clear skies!

    Comment by Ed — August 13, 2007 @ 7:21 pm


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