August 12th – No Perseids but did get some constellations

The 2015 Perseids were predicted to be great, largely thanks to Mother Nature turning off its night-light (aka our Moon).  Unfortunately the weather wasn’t as cooperative…  With clouds over the horizon I knew my window to try to capture some Perseids was quickly vanishing.  Nevertheless I setup my camera on a tripod and hoped for the best.

The best I got was 13 shots without clouds.  A quick scan of them did not reveal any notable meteor streak.  But it wasn’t all a waste.  I was able to process, align and stack them to provide a good 60deg field of view around the zenith.

Constellations Draco, Lyra, Cygnus and Vulpecula 13 x 30sec (17mm F4.0 ISO400) 12-aug-2015 Benoit Guertin

Constellations Draco, Lyra, Cygnus and Vulpecula
13 x 30sec (17mm F4.0 ISO400)
Benoit Guertin

Canon XTi
17mm F4.0 ISO400
13 x 30sec
Fixed mount, no tracking

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