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    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.

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    Remember, this is a web camera mounted on a tree.
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    looks good im going out side soon to see if i can see any thing, the clouds are breaking a little
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    That sequence really captured a nice one! I saw two late last night, but nothing as nice as that one.
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    Actually quite awesome to capture that! I spent several hours Friday night trying with long exposures but missed getting anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Actually quite awesome to capture that! I spent several hours Friday night trying with long exposures but missed getting anything.

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    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.
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    Cool! It is very difficult to capture these. Nice job!
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    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!

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