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The Perseids: August 2010
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Summary: On Thursday, August 12th, an alignment of planets in the sunset sky kicked off the finest meteor shower of 2010, the Perseids. [full story] [meteor counts] [live meteor radar]

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Ethan T. Allen,
Occidental, California, USA
Aug. 12, 2010
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The Milky Way and Perseid meteor shower light up the night sky


Tamas Ladanyi,
Bakony mountains (Hungary)
Aug. 12, 2010
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I summarized in one image the brightest Perseids. I used the frames that have been taken on 11/12 and 12/13 August. The radiant appears clearly. I also took a time-lapse movie on the night 12/13. There are many airplanes, meteors, insects in the field and the transit of ISS is visible just before its end. Photo details: Canon 500 D, Sigma 4,5 mm f/2,8 fisheye objective

Tom King,
Watauga, Texas, USA
Aug. 12, 2010
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The All-Sky camera located at the backyard Observatory diligently watched through the night, capturing Perseid meteors that stood out above the light polluted skies of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Even in the light pollution it is a busy night, with a total of 31 meteors captured through the evening hours by the all-sky camera. The most productive period for meteors was from 3a.m. to 5a.m. local time (see accompanying distribution graph). Jupiter can be seen in the image, shining at magnitude -2.75 for reference. Photo details: PC164C b/w video camera, Rainbow f/1.2 6mm lens. Composite image created in Adobe Photoshop CS.

Chris Peterson,
Guffey, Colorado, USA
Aug. 13, 2010
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This is a composite of 174 Perseid meteors collected over several days leading to the peak evening of August 12/13. The camera is a fisheye video system. Many of the meteors reached fireball brightness.

Thad V'Soske,
Colorado National Monument
Aug. 13, 2010
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Perfect weather and clear western Colorado skies made this year's Perseids very enjoyable to watch and photograph. Details: Canon 30D, ISO1600, 20mm lens, 30-sec exposures.

more images: from Jimmy Westlake of Arches National Park near Moab, UT; from Richard Sass of Cloudcroft, NM; from Lyle Anderson of Duluth, MN; from Maurice Toet of Etoile St. Cyrice, France; from Brian Larmay of Dousman Wisconsin; from Ugur Ikizler of Tirnova - Bursa / Turkey