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    August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Heres the NASA video explaining the meteor shower, quite good... they are expecting upto 100+ meteors per hour...
    ScienceCasts: The 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower - YouTube

    This is from spaceweather.com
    PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway. International observers are reporting 15+ meteors per hour in pre-dawn skies as Earth enters a broad stream of debris from parent comet Swift-Tuttle.

    The show is about to get much better. Earth will pass through the heart of the debris stream on the nights of August 11th through 13th, boosting meteor rates beyond 100 per hour. Forecasters say the best time to look is probably during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th.

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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Thanks for the heads up! I will need some tips on shooting... What is the ideal setup? I would like to try to capture some shots with the M9.

    lens: 25mm?
    exposure time: 1 min? 10 min? 1 hr?
    iso: 200, account for long exposure?
    aperture: f/8, f/16?

    Thanks
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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Heres another link. North-East is the direction to look.
    Perseid Meteor Shower of 2012 Peaks Sunday, Aug. 12 | Space.com

    I googled Perseid Meteor Shower and clicked images. Heres what Gary got in 3 hours. He took 360 30 second photos, then put the best together.
    Perseid Meteor Shower over Mount Hood | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    I have a D800 and Nikon 20 2.8D
    If the weather is good I have a place to go.
    The lens I have is really unsuitable. Have to use it at about 4.5 or 5.6 to get better photos without coma. 8 or 10 seconds and ISO 3200 or 6400.
    I think I'd prefer lower ISO and longer exposure. I have no experience with a M9.

    I hope others with better experience have a say here... Thanks.

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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Heres a more detailed site, should peak on the 11th & 12th.
    2012 Perseids meteor shower viewing times and information at Spacedex.com

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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Try this:

    Meteor Photography

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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    ...and they were using Fuji 400 Film...

    I think I'll get a rectangular fisheye...

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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    hehe.. I found this link: http://blog.starcircleacademy.com/2012/07/milkyway-2/

    general rule:
    - wide angle lens
    - wide aperture f/2.8
    - between iso 1000 to 3200
    - 30 seconds

    I guess I'll have some time to experiment
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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    Thought I'd mention, it was too cloudy here.

    Heres one of the better photos I found weeks ago. Its 23 photos put together of a few hours of hundreds of photos. A compilation taking into consideration, and readjusted for earth rotation. A bit difficult for me at moment such compilation.....

    Perseids wow weekend stargazers | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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    Re: August 11th-13th, meteor showers + NASA Video.

    .....an amazing picture...

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