All my more recent pictures of star fields are now on my constellations page. (They are generally much better than the ones below.)
|The rotating Earth makes the stars appear to revolve.|
|The Perseid meteors reach their peak on 12th August each year. I tried to capture one by
leaving my camera collecting images all the night of the 11-12th. Although I caught three aircraft, I failed to
catch a meteor, but I did get some pictures of the stars when the clouds moved away (which
wasn't for long!). Clicking on this thumbnail will take you to a page that shows one
frame from that night and a mouseover identifies the brighter stars. I also made an
animated gif file from the AVI by reducing all the frames to half size and using every other one,
but the gif is still almost 5 Mb in size. It is available from the same page for those
with a fast connection.
The picture was taken on 12th August 2005 at 02:14 UT with a modified Vesta camera with its original lens.
Click here to see pictures of six meteors captured the following night.