Perseid Meteor Shower

Attempted to capture Perseid meteor shower as it was supposed to peak between 11th and 13th. Used Star Walk app on iPad to determine the location of the constellation Perseus. Set up the camera with an intervalometer on the deck pointing to that direction and shot continuous 30-second exposure shots from 9:30 PM to dawn, and hope for the best. Granted, Others within the city area isn’t ideal in the first place due to the light pollution.

No meteor shower due to overcast sky. Here’s 900 30-second exposure shots in 30 seconds:-

Again, no meteor shower due to overcast sky. For some reason, the intervalometer didn’t fire the shutter at all. Hence, no pictures were taken. On top of that, the camera was wet due to early morning rain. Pretty much a big epic fail.

Perfect clear sky. Captured about 10 meteors between 9:30 PM and midnight before the condensation started forming on the lens after midnight, rendering unusable shots. Nevertheless, somewhat a success even though it wasn’t 60 to 100 meteors per hour.

800 ISO, f/2.8, 14mm, Bulb, 1″ interval, 30″ frame, hand warmer on lens hood, lens coat on body.

A composite shot of Perseid meteor shower. Most trails are fairly faint due to light pollution.
Star trail from 300 shots.
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