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finnbay

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Last night and tonight are supposed to be the height of the Persied Meteor Showers. Saw my most spectacular display while camped on Crooked Lake many years ago. Last night was okay, but not as great as that night in the BWCA years ago. I spent a little over an hour taking about 120 frames. I saw about a dozen meteors of which the camera was able to catch the following:

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Last vestiges of sunset, well after I could tell with the naked eye:

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Thanks for posting these. I knew I should be getting out of town to watch, but didn't. I was so impressed at all the meteor trails in each photo until I realized I have a lot of scratches on my monitor. Never knew that. The photos were great anyway--even without my added tails. You really picked up a lot of color in those stars. And there are some nice trails as well.

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I was trying a long exposure, close to an hour, last night trying for some of the same. I know one for sure passed in front of the camera but did not show up on the picture. Anyhow I got the star trails I was looking for, although faint, but lots of unwanted color. (red mostly) Does not seem so much like noise from high iso but proably is noise of some sort. I had iso at 400. That was my first shot at it and I will try again. Any tips for a more crisp black sky?

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I was driving across southern Minnesota last night after sunset, and saw a few "falling stars". They were pretty cool looking. I was hoping someone was out with a camera. Thanks finnbay!

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