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Perseids 2012 | by Rick Whitacre
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Perseids 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower over Pine Mountain Lake


Set the camera out last night and let it run from midnight to dawn. Found the frames that had meteors in them and combined them in this stacked image. I rotated each frame to match the star pattern of the background layer to compensate for the rotation of the earth. Demonstrates how the meteor shower originates in the constellation of Perseus. It doesn't show up well here, but each of the large meteors start off with a green hue and ends with a slight red hue


Canon 5D Mark ii, Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 @ 1.4, ISO3200, 15 seconds each exposure

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Taken on August 13, 2012