In August as every year, the Perseids came visiting. As a reminder to myself, here what I did for the photo above. Used equipment:

First, I adjust the focus by focusing on the horizon (while it is still visible). Then I did 40 shots with increasing ISO (100, 200, 400, 800) to figure out what works best, starting with 10 seconds exposure to 35 seconds. Then I did 100 shots with:

  • ISO 400
  • Aperture 2.8
  • 13s exposure time (set camera to “bulb”, let the trigger do the timing)
  • 15s interval time (the time the camera needs to process and store)
  • manual focus
  • JPG (raw did not give me better pictures)

With 100 pics I got one good shot of a meteorite. A lot of pictures posted online do not show meteorites but Iridium flares – a meteorite is brightest at the end, an Iridium flare is brightest in the middle.


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