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John Ashley
Eureka, Montana
02:00 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon D750 with Rokinon 14mm lens

Post-processing Details:

Edited in Adobe Bridge, rotated/aligned in PS Cloud

Image Details:

In this composite image, five of six meteors captured in the northeastern sky over four hours (22:00 to 02:00) can be traced back to the Perseid meteor shower's radiant. (Individual meteor frames were rotated and aligned to appear on the appropriate star backgrounds.) The 34% crescent moon is rising beneath Pleiades while the Andromeda galaxy is visible beneath the upper right meteor. Viewpoint is from Rexford, Montana, looking across Lake Koocanusa towards the Whitefish Mountain Range. Both before and after moonrise, I saw and photographed many meteors towards the west and north and fewer meteors towards the east. Trees blocked my southerly view.