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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Meteor Shower on Sunday Night

"Got a calendar? Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write "all night" and "Meteors!""
source: science.nasa.gov

A meteor shower...wow!
What do you need for photographing stars and meteors? A tripod, a lens with large focal length and darkness.
My longest lens is 85mm. This is not really best for that purpose, but I might give it a try. Something like this might be possible. Fortunately, we have new moon, which means that the sky is gonna be dark and meteors should come out bright.
One should also prefer a location with fresh and not humid air for a clear fiew, which points to the shore. Also important: The sky should be unpolluted from artificial light. Taking all this into account, a friend suggested to go to Island Beach State Park. He said it would be totally dark there. Not sure if I will have time to do that tomorrow, but maybe you. Take these hints, if you need, and show me what you got.


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