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The Perseids: August 2010
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Summary: On Thursday, August 12th, an alignment of planets in the sunset sky kicked off the finest meteor shower of 2010, the Perseids. [full story] [meteor counts] [live meteor radar]

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Brian A. Klimowski,
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Aug. 11, 2010

Canon 7D, 30 Sec, F4.5, ISO4000 @ 17mm. Caught a couple meteors looking toward the west, over the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, AZ.

Joshua Bowren,
Holly, Michigan, USA
Aug. 10, 2010

Downtown Holly, Michigan. Clouds started to roll in. But caught this one right in the window. Nikon D90 50mm 1.8f 25sec 400 ISO. Camera set to 2500K white balance.

Martin Popek,
Nýdek, Czech republic
Aug. 11, 2010
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Watec 902h2 ultimate, lens-computar 8/1,3. See the movie!

Brian Emfinger,
Ozark, Arkansas, USA
Aug. 10, 2010
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I caught this brilliant meteor/fireball at 930pm CT. This was shot at 10mm and this picture is not cropped... I actually got to see this one and the picture doesn't do it justice. Canon T1i, F4, ISO3200, 30 secs, 10mm

Peter Meadows,
Chelmsford, Essex, England.
Aug. 11, 2010
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A bright Perseid meteor/fireball was captured on 2010 August 11th at 00:42 UT from Chelmsford, Essex, England. The 10 second image, acquired using an automated Imaging Source Camera with wide angle lens, shows the meteor passing between Pegasus to the left and Delphinus to the right. A 3 minute train was imaged as can be seen in the movie at

more images: from Richard Fleet of Pewsey Vale, Wilitshire, England; from Malcolm Park of Starfest, Ontario; from Deirdre Kelleghan of Bray, Co Wicklow Ireland; from Quinn Keon of St. Louis, Michigan; from Martin Popek of Nýdek, Czech republic; from Roberto Garofalo of TREVISO - ITALY;