2004 Perseid Meteor Gallery
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Summary: The 2004 Perseid meteor shower peaked on August 11th and 12. Sky watchers saw plenty of Earthgrazers and a lovely pre-dawn conjunction of Venus and the crescent moon.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Dirk Obudzinski,
Yosemite Natl. Park, California, USA
Aug. 12
#1, #2, #3, more

These are the first images I received from the lab today: Image #2 is showing a Perseid passing through the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). A close encounter of a bright and colorful Perseid with the Pleiades can be seen in image #1 - right above the silhouette of Yosemite's prominent Half Dome. Image #3 is showing the details of this picture. At Glacier Point - with an elevation above 7000ft - we have counted between 60-70 meteors per hour during the peak of the shower. Photo details: Canon AV-1 camera, 400 ASA, 12s exposures

Yuichi Takasaka,
New Aiyansh, British Columbia, Canada
Aug. 12
#1, more

While I was photographing Perseid, a half dozen foxes came around to see what I was doing. Pentax *istD, SMC FA*24mm Lens

Peter Jeffery,
Yellowknife, NT
Aug. 14

What an amazing aurora display last night. It lasted a couple hours before dying out. I was lucky enough to catch a perseid in my frame with the auroras.

Miroslav Grnja,
Backi Petrovac, Serbia&Montenegro
Aug. 12

12. 08. 2004, 1:02-1:22 UT, Zenit ET, obj. Mamiya 1:28, f = 28 mm, film Konica 100 ASA.

John Kemp,
The seafront at Walmer, Kent, UK
Aug. 12

A perseid meteor passing the Pleiades, taken early this morning 12th Aug 2004 ca. 00.33UT. Kodak Elitechrome 200 slide uprated to 800 ISO, Olympus OM1N 50mm @ f'2 3minute tracked exposure. Slide scanned and minimally adjusted in Photoshop Elements. John Kemp

David Landon Jr,
WInchester, Virginia North Mountain
Aug. 11
#1, #2

My very first attempt at this! Minolta X-700 50mm F2 800 iso 2-3 minute exposure (1st image) 3-5 minute exposure (2nd image)

Viktor Veres,
Aug. 12

A very bright Perseid meteor and a taking off plane,over Inarcs(22 miles SW from Budapest).The picture taken ~ 00.30. UTC,with Canon EOS-1N camera,Fujicolor superia X-TRA 400 negative,exp.90 sec Canon 2,8 17 mm lens.This picture is my best of about meteors.

Bart Veltman,
Oud-Zevenaar, The Netherlands
Aug. 11

Perseid meteor in Hercules. The meteor appears almost next to M13. Nikon D70 at ISO1600 with 28mm f/2.8 Nikon Lens. Exposure time 30 sec. Aug. 11, 2004 22:13u U.T.

more images: a movie from Jan Timmermans of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands; from Lesleyanne Ryan of Holyrood, Newfoundland, Canada; from Joe Carr just north of Victoria, BC, Canada;

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