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The Perseids: Aug. 6-14, 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

Chris Peterson,
Guffey, Colorado, USA
Aug. 13, 2007
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This is a composite image made with a video allsky camera over four evenings, August 10-13. It shows 284 meteors, nearly all Perseids. The new Moon allowed me to record more meteors than usual, although I didn't have as many fireballs as in past years.

Babak A. Tafreshi,
Arjomand village, Firouzkooh, Iran
Aug. 13, 2007
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Perseid meteor shower in early morning of August 13 from an ideal dark site in Alborz mountain range.

Photo details: 30sec exposures on 28mm lens/Canon EOS 20D. Interval between meteor trail strip shots is 1 second.

Tony Wilder,
Chippewa Falls, WI
Aug. 13, 2007
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Boy o Boy am I GLAD I decided to go back out again this morning. WELL WORTH the lack of sleep!!!! At 4:30am CST I was able to grab some green and yellow Perseid meteors streaking thru the morning sky over Chippewa Falls, WI.

Photo details: CANON 30D Bulb 24 seconds f2.8 ISO 1000 Sigma 17-75mm. Temps were at 58f and the ground was warm and air cool. Not crystal clear night sky but added a romantic feeling.

Shahriar Davoodian,
Abianeh, Iran
Aug. 13, 2007
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Photo details: Canon EOS 30D @ iso 400. Canon Ef-s 18-55 @ 18mm with f/3.5. 4 minute exposure. fixed tripod. Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Remi Boucher,
Mont-Megantic, Quebec, Canada
Aug. 11, 2007

Really nice show this year. No moon, no clouds, perfect !

Photo details: Nikon D70, f/1.8, 1600 ISO, 30sec.

David Wheat,
Cave Creek, Arizona
Aug. 11, 2007

Photo details: Canon 30D w/85mm F1.8 Lens.

TunÁ Tezel,
Beynam Forest, Ankara, Turkey
Aug. 12, 2007

I and some friends from Middle East Technical University's Amateur Astronomy Society observed the Perseid meteor shower from Beynam Forest, about 40 km south of Ankara, Turkey. It was the night of 11-12th August, a day before the shower's peak. I took a 100-picture series of 105-second wide angle pictures using a Canon EOS 300D camera at ISO1600 and a 10-22 mm lens at 10 mm f/3.5, looking east. In 3 hours 20 minutes that I took the pictures, I recorded 12 Perseids and 9 others. Close inspection showed all these 9 to be possibly originating from Alpha Ursae Majoris, source of an otherwise weak shower. I want to submit this composite picture of 5 bright Alpha Ursae Majorid meteors striking Orion in less than 40 minutes' time, as an example.

Saied Bahrami Nezhad,
Shahdad desert, Kerman, Iran
Aug. 13, 2007

Photo details: Canon EOS 400D, Shutter Speed: 30s, Aperture Value: 3.5, ISO Speed: 1600

more images (Aug. 13): from Darrell Spangler of Drake, Colorado; from Francisco A. Rodriguez Ramirez of El Garañón (Tejeda - Gran Canaria Island), Canary Islands; from John Hacker of Jasper County, Missouri; from R. Neal of Maryville/Blount Co. Tennessee; from Arno Paanstra of Ede, The Netherlands; from Yvette Thomas of Lebanon, Tennessee; from Brad Hoehne of Lock, Ohio;