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Brad
08-14-2010, 07:32 PM
I tried to get photos 2 nights in a row and was not very successful. One photo had a trace. But, I set the lake web camera to be looking northeast - was on 4 second exposures since it was dark - and sent image files to my photo site every 30 seconds. On the second night this is what I got.

A sequence

http://images112.fotki.com/v590/photos/5/8235/8309067/LV0320100814031735000N-vi.jpg

http://images54.fotki.com/v451/photos/5/8235/8309067/LV0320100814031807000N-vi.jpg

http://images24.fotki.com/v801/photos/5/8235/8309067/LV0320100814031839000N-vi.jpg

http://images12.fotki.com/v237/photos/5/8235/8309067/LV0320100814031911000N-vi.jpg

Remember, this is a web camera mounted on a tree.

Charlie
08-14-2010, 11:14 PM
looks good im going out side soon to see if i can see any thing, the clouds are breaking a little

Snow Miser
08-15-2010, 01:32 PM
That sequence really captured a nice one! I saw two late last night, but nothing as nice as that one.

KD Talbot
08-16-2010, 06:23 PM
Actually quite awesome to capture that! I spent several hours Friday night trying with long exposures but missed getting anything.

KDT

Brad
08-16-2010, 08:09 PM
Actually quite awesome to capture that! I spent several hours Friday night trying with long exposures but missed getting anything.

KDT
Kevin, this is very hard to pull off with a camera. I got one shot the first night and nothing the second night. These web camera images I can not figure out since they were "all done for me" by the camera and its FTPing the files. The date/time stamp on the files coming from the camera are 30 seconds apart. The normal low light exposure is 4 seconds. But that leaves me mystified as to why the meteor trail starts up right after the prior image. The timing is almost perfect with no gaps.

forestgnome
08-17-2010, 06:59 AM
Cool! It is very difficult to capture these. Nice job!

northernthunder77
12-07-2010, 10:54 AM
I climbed The Diamond on Longs Peak here in Colorado during the Perseids. There was a guy down at the glacier who was up all night with a 5 million candlepower flashlight and a car battery (3 hours from the trailhead!!) who was lightpainting the side of the mountain while at the same time capturing star trails. Cool idea - the face was in the shadows but after half an hour of painting he was able to get enough light on the mountain for it to show up properly.

Brad
12-07-2010, 04:53 PM
I climbed The Diamond on Longs Peak here in Colorado during the Perseids. There was a guy down at the glacier who was up all night with a 5 million candlepower flashlight and a car battery (3 hours from the trailhead!!) who was lightpainting the side of the mountain while at the same time capturing star trails. Cool idea - the face was in the shadows but after half an hour of painting he was able to get enough light on the mountain for it to show up properly.
Interesting task. Would be interesting to see the results.

KathyC
12-08-2010, 04:34 AM
We'll be having the Geminids meteor shower this coming Monday, 12/13.

Snow Miser
12-08-2010, 06:55 AM
We'll be having the Geminids meteor shower this coming Monday, 12/13.

Thanks Kathy! I hope everyone has clear skies where they live to see a few of these. :)

KathyC
12-14-2010, 05:22 AM
It's cloudy with light snow here in North Jersey, no meteor shower for me...:(

Snow Miser
12-14-2010, 06:53 AM
It's cloudy with light snow here in North Jersey, no meteor shower for me...:(

No meteors here either. I kept going out and looking, but only saw clouds.

namgill
12-22-2010, 12:45 AM
A stunning photographic capture! I love how you can track the entire arc through the sky! Wish I could have seen it in person...

- Nathan!

northernthunder77
04-02-2011, 04:36 AM
Interesting task. Would be interesting to see the results.

He eventually emailed me the images he took and they were really great. I think I'm going to attempt something similar next time I'm in the mountains and a big meteor shower rolls through.

starlitone
05-02-2011, 09:28 AM
That's awesome! I used to take pics of startrails, but that requires some pretty good photography equipment. This is really cool for just a web cam. Great job!