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The Radiant – Meteor and Milky Way
The Radiant – Meteor and Milky Way

What makes the avid Milky Way chaser turn his back on the galactic core during perfect shooting conditions? The Peseid Meteor Shower, of course.

The days following the peak of the Perseids, I heared many people say that they were disappointed by the display. I am not sure what they were expecting, but I could not disagree more.

I had such a great time lying on a picnic table in front of our cabin, cuddling my 6 year old daughter in my arm, explaining her the constellations and waching the shooting stars pass over us, while the faint, but constant clicking of my camera served as the metronome of the passing time.

The perfect piece was only broken by the cries of joy from my daughter, when an especially bright specimen ended its life in a glorious burst of greenish light.

Canon EOS 6D, astro-modified
Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8
iOptron Skytracker Pro

3 x 5min @ISO 1600

50 x 30s @ISO 6400, tacked, stacked with fitswork

50 frames with meteors from 4h 38min total exposure time. Each frame 30s @ISO6400, tracked

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Ralf Rohner

Airline pilot and avid astrophotographer

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