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    Default meteor shower tonight

    This is about the strongest anual shower. Looks like it should peak before dawn on Saturday. Look northeastish toward Bootes and Draco.

    http://www.spaceweather.com/

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    Time to set the lake web camera in that direction and do a more frequent recording cycle. Bill O can you swing your camera in that direction too? You have a good dark camera location.
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    It was a bit windy, as we can see with the trees. There was a very close visit by a moose while I was enjoying the meteor shower. What a beautiful night!



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    nice shot
    i was out with the dogs and there were a couple ,we have to many lights around and clouds were coming in so the lights and clouds did mot help

    its hard when your looking at one spot and you see a flash out of the corner of your eye
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    Wow, what a nice shot. How the heck do you capture something like that in a picture when it moves so fast...

    I know that I've asked this question before, but aren't you scared being out in the woods in the dark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyC View Post
    Wow, what a nice shot. How the heck do you capture something like that in a picture when it moves so fast...

    I know that I've asked this question before, but aren't you scared being out in the woods in the dark?
    If we had brown bears...yes!

    The camera is on a tripod, aperature at f/3.2, ISO1600. Compose a nice foreground and take continuous 30" exposures and hope that a meteor slices through the scene. I took about 200 exposures and got meteors on about a dozen, but some of them are dimmer, and some of the shots are not well focused because I hadn't positioned barrel perfectly ( you have to focus by lining up the barrel of the lens and not the normal visual way ).

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    Very awesome. Glad you have no brown bears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    Very awesome. Glad you have no brown bears.
    but i thought bears and moose got along well so Patrick should not have a problem
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    There are black bears up there though, right? Aren't they dangerous?

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    Wonderful pictures Patrick. Thanks you for sharing.

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