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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

Karl Johnston,
Salt River, Northern Alberta.
Aug. 12, 2010
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Went out tonight to try my luck with the Perseid meteor shower. We stayed up till 2 am braving the horrendous mosquitoes by Salt River waiting for the clouds to go and pass but they never did. My flash ended up dying so it was a bit too pitch dark to get any decent shots of the foreground. Tried out some shots regardless, and had my shooting partner Nature Photographer Thomas Koidhis sit on the bench in front of me with a couple of our friends to do his shot. Excuse the color noise, it’s a very scaled down and compressed sample jpeg originally photographed at 6400 ISO and pushed 2/3 of a stop.

NASA all-sky meteor camera, Walker County, Georgia
Aug. 11-12, 2010
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"We observed more than 17 Perseid fireballs on the night of August 11-12," says Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Enviironment Office

Mark Humpage,
Lutterworth, Leicestershire, UK
Aug. 10, 2010
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With cloud levels in the UK putting a dampener on Perseid viewing I took full opportunity of a rare clear sky night. I set up an all night BBQ shoot using my Olympus E3 and 7-14mm WA lens, remote cable on continuous, captured every 15s at F.4. ISO 320. By moving myself on each chair for a 30s period I was able to add the ghostly multiple affect. A Perseid pursuit self portrait! No Perseids disappointingly although caught one other meteor just below Polaris.

Xiaojin Zhu,
Madison, WI, USA
Aug. 12, 2010
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Colorful Perseids started green and turned pink. These two Perseids were among nine captured in 300 photos during the early morning of Aug. 12, 2010 from Madison, WI. Canon Rebel 300D, 30 seconds.

Adriaan Voeten,
Herfte, The Netherlands
Aug. 11, 2010

I was just making great images and was not aware that this fireball crossed my path ....using a EOS 20D. Location Herfte, The Netherlands

more images: from Michael Boschat of Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada