Astro photography

Star Trails and Perseid

Star Trails and Perseid, August 13, 2007. The annual Perseid Meteor Shower reached its peak of activity during the early hours of August 13th. The weather was perfect, and I spent several hours photographing the event. Although I did manage to capture several meteors with the camera, none of them were brilliantly bright.

This photograph shows one full hour star motion during the photo session. A faint Perseid is visible as a horizontal streak about a third of the way up, on the left side. The bright star Polaris is near the centre of the star rotation.

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Steve Irvine
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Wiarton, Ontario
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