The result of another Perseid hunt. For shooting, I decided to get to the village of Anapskaya to the north-east of Anapa. The conditions were not very good. The almost full moon illuminated half the sky. Mosquitoes and dew interfered. There were few meteors. I managed to see a fast and bright green meteor, the trace after which was visible still held for several seconds.
Perseids are perhaps the most famous meteor shower. It is active from July 17 to August 24, its peak falls on August 12. The material for the flow is tiny particles of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Perseids are distinguished by high brightness, speed and multiplicity. Under favorable conditions, from 50 to 120 meteors can be counted per hour of observation. Fireballs belonging to this meteor shower are frequent.This year I decided to photograph meteors through the QHY5III178m monochrome camera with a 2.5mm f\1.2 wide-angle CCTV lens. This bundle provides an almost 180-degree view of the sky, excellent sharpness and good penetration.
In previous years, I recorded videos in an uncompressed format, because of which an hour of video could take several tens of gigabytes. However, it turned out that Firecapture can record JPEG files. This significantly reduced the size of the files, and their quality is quite sufficient for detecting and detecting meteors.
After I captured about 74,000 frames in 2 hours, I somehow lost the desire to look at them all in search of meteors, since this is a very long and tedious task. I began to look for a program for adding frames so that stars would be obtained by tracks, and traces of meteors would remain in the picture. Sequator, alas, throws an error and closes. But StarStax perfectly put together frames and left meteors.
Очередная охота на метеоры. Мешали облака, однако даже через них были видны вспышки. Метеоров заметно меньше, чем за сутки до этого. Камера ZWO 224 MC (100 мс, 10 fps, усиление 600), объектив 2.1 мм.
Место съемки: cтаница Анапская.
Читать далее (Read more) > > >