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John Ashley
Crestone, Colorado
01:01 am

Equipment Details:

24mm Rokinon lens, Nikon D750 in crop-sensor mode (36mm equivalent). Composite of two frames, both frames 15 sec at f5.6 ISO 1,000.

Post-processing Details:

Two frames layered together with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. Sky darkened to make meteors more visible.

Image Details:

Virtually all of last night's Perseid meteors (12 August) were rendered invisible due to the 99% full moon illuminating our atmosphere. Out of 800+ frames, I caught but two bright meteors over Challenger Peak (center) and Kit Carson Mountain (right). This is a composite showing both meteors. Camera was pointed towards northeast radiant so both meteors were likely Perseids.

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