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The Perseids: Aug. 6-13, 2007
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  Summary: The 2007 Perseid meteor shower peaked on August 12th and 13th. With no moon to spoil the show, it was one of the best displays in years. [full story] [sky map]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Joe Westerberg,
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Aug. 11, 2007
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Taken with a Minolta X-700 - 10 minute exposure - Kodak HD 400 speed film - 28mm - f=2.8. It was much brighter to the naked eye but I was glad it showed up on film... the red streak along the bottom is an aircraft. I took over 70 photos with 3 cameras on 8/11 and this is all I have to show for it.

Dave S.,
Longmont, Colorado
Aug. 12, 2007

This fireball just popped and lit up the night sky. I was shooting continuous exposures with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi.

Frantisek Baxa,
Bratislava - Devin, Slovakia.
Aug. 12, 2007

Photo details: Nikon D70, Peleng 3,5/8, exp. 20 sec, 21:27 UT.

Jeffrey Berkes,
East Smithfield,PA
Aug. 12, 2007
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I have been waiting for the right conditions for the Perseid shower for a few years now. In the past the moon and clouds have caused major interference with observations. I was able to relax at our friends mountain house over the weekend giving me a great view of the milky way and a boatload of Perseid Meteors!

Eric Walker,
Conon Bridge, Highlands, Scotland
Aug. 12, 2007
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Clouds, clouds, clouds !!! This is the only image I managed to get of a small Perseid meteor - although it is quite colourful. It is passing through Andromeda heading towards M31 (which you can see on the extreme centre right of the frame). The orangey-red patches are clouds reflecting the local light pollution. Have had to pack it in at 2am BST as it is now spitting with rain - typical !!!

Photo details: Canon EOS 400D, 30s, ISO800, f/4.5

Mark Golub,
Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
Aug. 12, 2007
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My first attempt shooting star trails with a digital camera (Nikon D200). This is a series of six four minute exposures put together in Photoshop. The timing could not have been more perfect with the Aurora flaring up at the horizon and the Perseid meteors racing across the sky. Can you find the Perseid in this photograph?

more images (Aug. 12): from Jane Taylor of Chesham, UK

more images (Aug. 13): from Darin Brunin of Colony, KS, USA