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The sky at night (meteors, Iridium flares, the moon)


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what exposure did you get them with?


Bit of trial and error for me.....


First three are with a 28mm f1.8 lens and exposures from 4-7 seconds and ISO speeds of 400-800.

The fourth and fifth were taken on a slower f4 zoom at 14mm and 24mm with ISO's of 800 and 2500 respectively.


Saw quite few meteors as well but only captured one small one on camera.

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Beautiful photos! Thanks everyone!


Next meteor shower not due for a peerie while, so weel done on seeing so many!


October 21, 2012, before dawn. Orionids


With the waxing crescent moon setting before midnight (on October 20), that means a dark sky between midnight and dawn, or during the best viewing hours for the Orionid meteors.

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 15 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and bright fireballs.

If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come from the Club of the famous constellation Orion the Hunter.


You might know Orion’s bright, ruddy star Betelgeuse. The radiant is north of Betelgeuse. The Orionids have a broad and irregular peak that isn’t easy to predict. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn.

The best viewing for the Orionids in 2012 will probably be before dawn on October 21..

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