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Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by acnomad, Aug 5, 2016.
With the Perseids visible (hopefully) next week, I'm hoping to get some shots. Any suggestions?
Put 'er in LiveComp and aim up!
ok, slightly less glib, for your live comp settings, set everything as high/open as it'll go. ISO1600, 30s, f2.0 for a 12mm, up to 40s for wider angle lenses. You will want wide angle, because the meteors are not exactly localized. Be prepared to spend a few hours outside and bring fresh batteries. G'luck!
I've been reading that the best bet is to aim the camera about 45 degrees to either side of the origin point of the shower.
I may give it a try. I found this: How to photograph meteors with a DSLR
I don't have a dew heater so I'll mount a chemical heat pack to the lens with a rubber band.
Like fireworks or a thunderstorm, I suggest you set up a tripod and take multiple exposures to combine in post later. I might try to photograph the Perseids myself at the weekend, although I'm a total novice at astrophotography and I'm not sure I can take the frustration of staying up most of the night to get a load of pics I'm unhappy with!