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I've been setting my DSLR to take photos for set periods (usually 6 seconds but I tried 10 last night) and frequency using an intervalometer. I used 18mm focal length and ISO 6400.

I had been picking up some sporadic meteors in the area but I caught my first Lyrid at about midnight last night:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/49798743247/in/dateposted-public/

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I've been setting my DSLR to take photos for set periods (usually 6 seconds but I tried 10 last night) and frequency using an intervalometer. I used 18mm focal length and ISO 6400. I had been pic

My all sky camera has caught a few small meteors over the past couple of days. It got this one last night      

I think that meteor is quite a bright one. I don't know how to estimate the brightness of meteors photographically, as if the trail is visible for 1 second and the exposure is 20 seconds, then the sta

3 hours ago, Al.Grant said:

 

My all sky camera has caught a few small meteors over the past couple of days.

It got this one last night

 

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I think that meteor is quite a bright one. I don't know how to estimate the brightness of meteors photographically, as if the trail is visible for 1 second and the exposure is 20 seconds, then the stars would appear bright, relative to the meteor. Without knowing the persistency of the trail, we can only guess at the brightness of the meteor. As most trails last less than 5 seoonds, I normally use ISO 6400 and 6 seconds exposure, while I would use a longer exposure and lower ISO for constellation shots.

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Yeah I guess it must have been quite bright.

Pity I missed it as I was outside until about 5 mins before the cam caught it.

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35 minutes ago, Al.Grant said:

Yeah I guess it must have been quite bright.

Pity I missed it as I was outside until about 5 mins before the cam caught it.

Always the way.

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