A poor meteor shower, but fairly good results.

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A few days back we were told that a meteor shower would be very visible in our eastern sky from midnight until three a.m. and being the retired old guy I am, I figured I could stay up after the late show and go out and see if I could see anything.  Now I should mention that I live in town and the light pollution is usually pretty bad, but luckily at that hour it isn’t so ugly.  I turned off the lights in the house after taking my tripod and camera out.  I staggered back out, trying to be careful not to kick anything.  It was so dark that it took me a minute or two just to locate my tripod.  I looked up and the few stars I could see seemed to sparkle but after waiting at least a half hour I still hadn’t seen any of the meteor shower.   So I started concentrating on the stars I could see.  I got several shots and although they didn’t look that great at first, after I took them off my camera and put them on my computer they began to look a little better.  I had to bring out the pictures which at first were very under exposed.  I think they turned out pretty well for an amateur.   

 

WonderDog says:
Which one Dog Star? That Scooter favorite!
Posted on: Apr 30, 2009
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I brought the lightness out more h…
I brought the lightness out more …
Most turned out blue but this one …
Most turned out blue but this one…
And this one was red!!
And this one was red!!
Again, seeing so many stars was am…
Again, seeing so many stars was a…
I thought I saw something, but it …
I thought I saw something, but it…
This one turned out strange. After…
This one turned out strange. Afte…
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