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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.

    A sequence









    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernthunder77 View Post
    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.
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    We'll be having the Geminids meteor shower this coming Monday, 12/13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyC View Post
    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.
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