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Perseid Meteors at Swede Run
August 12, 2016

 

The following four images were captured on August 12, 2016, at Swede Run in Moorestown NJ. All were taken with a Canon 6D digital SLR camera on a fixed tripod and a Sigma 20 mm f/1.4 lens. All were exposed 10 seconds at f/2, ISO 400. Mouseover for labels.

 

1:50 am EDT, just below M31, the Andromeda Galaxy (cropped to 24%).

 

1:54 am EDT, below the neck and head of Pegasus (cropped to 36%).

 

2:20 am EDT, near the Cat's Eye Nebula in Draco, which is at the middle of the outlined, elongated trapezoid of nominal fifth-magnitude stars (cropped to 41%).

 

2:22 am EDT, above Polaris and the Little Dipper; there's a cloud is below Polaris (cropped to 41%).

 

 

 

Perseid Meteors at Swede Run
August 13, 2016

 

The following three images were captured on August 13, 2016, at Swede Run in Moorestown NJ. All were taken with a Canon 6D digital SLR camera on a fixed tripod and a Sigma 20 mm f/1.4 lens. All were exposed 5 seconds at f/2, ISO 800. Mouseover for labels.

 

3:52 am EDT, in Camelopardalis, Perseus is to the upper right (cropped to 52%).

 

The same picture as the one before, but now cropped to about 30% of the original size to highlight Kemble's Cascade. My usual method of finding the cascade is to draw a line from Algol through Mirfak, and extend it from Mirfak about 1 times the span between Mirfak and Algol.

 

3:53 am EDT, in Camelopardalis, Perseus is to the right (cropped to 43%).

 

3:53 am EDT, just above Triangulum, Aries is to the right (cropped to 33%).

 

 

 

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