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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 16th August, 2015) Views: 2,377 
Perseid Meteor
 Perseid Meteor   by David  (Sony NEX-6)
Photographed from a field near Worthington Lakes.

Comment by alan on 16th August 2015 at 00:02
....and what's the line of red lights ?


Comment by Julie on 16th August 2015 at 00:43
Good one David. How long did you have to wait? Split second as well, amazing! Just as a matter of interest, how do you go about photographing something so random? Is it just luck?


Comment by Owdkewyed on 16th August 2015 at 01:28
Looks like Winter Hill mast to me :)


Comment by Garry on 16th August 2015 at 07:06
Wow superb shot, is it early evening or early morning, David.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 16th August 2015 at 09:57
It`s definitely Winter Hill mast lit up for aircraft to see.


Comment by Anne on 16th August 2015 at 10:48
Superb piccy. Looks like early morning to me. Sunrise to the east behind Winter hill. Is that correct David.


Comment by Maureen on 16th August 2015 at 10:50
That's very nice David..I love how the sky tones mingle.


Comment by Cyril on 16th August 2015 at 11:26
Great photo, nice to see all those stars with Pleiades very clear too, with living quite close to the town centre with all the lights only a few of the brightest stars can be seen on a clear night.


Comment by David on 16th August 2015 at 12:16
I took this photo at around 1 AM. The red lights are the transmitter on Winter Hill. The light in the sky is light pollution from street lights (probably Horiwch and Bolton). I was there over an hour and photographed 4 meteors of which this was the best. It is down to luck getting one in a shot. This was a 15 second exposure at f3.5 and iso 1600. So it's a case of selecting the correct camera settings, putting the camera on a tripod, composing the scene, manually focusing on the stars and then clicking away in the hope that you get one :D


Comment by Lizziedownunder on 16th August 2015 at 13:05
Very nice shot David...cheers!!!


Comment by Aubrey on 16th August 2015 at 14:20
Well done David, I was hoping that someone had managed to photograph a meteor, I did look occasionally but never saw any.


Comment by Jod on 16th August 2015 at 20:14
Well done, David.
I tried with very similar settings from Windy Arbour, from 11:15pm for an hour, but no luck on about 20 images!


Comment by Garry on 17th August 2015 at 05:41
YOU should have stayed longer jod, from 11pm-4am. You can't rush these things.


Comment by Jon on 25th August 2015 at 19:50
Great shot. Me and a couple of friends were on top of parbold hill and saw quite a few. Like you said its catching one at the right time


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