Perseid Meteor Shower - August 12, 2004

Two Perseid Meteors in Cygnus

  • Exposure: 10 minutes each @ f/2.8
  • Lens: SMC Pentax 75 mm f/2.8 AL
  • Camera: Pentax 67
  • Film: Fuji NHGII 800
  • Location: Ritter Butte, Oregon
  • Date: 12-Aug-2004
  • Notes: Two Perseid meteors flash across the constellation of cygnus; this is a composite of two exposures; the North America Nebula is visible near the center; it was an excellent show; it's too bad I had "dead" film (i.e. film just outside its expiration date); take it from me, when using fast film (i.e. ISO 800 and above), NEVER use it after its expiration, especially as an astrophotography film.

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