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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 16th August, 2015)

Perseid Meteor

Perseid Meteor
Photographed from a field near Worthington Lakes.

Photo: David  (Sony NEX-6)
Views: 3,091

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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