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Since I am up at the lake and 3 hours from a major city (Toronto) and about an hour from any minor ones (Parry Sound, Bracebridge, Huntsville, take your pick) I decided to give it a go.  I did not get an meteors but I did see about 10 or so in an hour.  Here is a photo I got. 




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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 05:05:51 PM »
Cloudy here.... :(
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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 07:29:55 PM »
Will be cloudy here too so won't see a thing.
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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 02:59:12 PM »
I went out again last night.  I know they were supposed to peak between 3 - 6 AM local time but I was out late at night.  I know I got one.  I actually saw more the night before.  So since I got one I decided to get a few other star photos and some from around the lake of the boathouses lit up.  The lake was so calm I could see reflections of the stars, so I tried some of those as well.  I have not had a chance to process anything yet. 

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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 04:24:23 PM »
Look forward to seeing the photos.

It's quite cloudy here now so not looking great for tonight. Fingers crossed though.
I do really enjoy being a bit of nighttime photography. It's calm and peaceful and think the results can often be well worth the late night.
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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 08:28:06 PM »
The forecast I saw earlier suggests a clear sky, looking out over the North Sea appears to confirm this forecast. So I'm ready to shoot a few frames. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 08:50:18 PM »
No chance here tonight as its raining and overcast

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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 12:14:48 AM »
I am back in the city now, so no chance at all of getting any.  I was talking to a friend last night who could see 3 stars and I could see...thousands...hundreds of thousands. 

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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 09:13:39 AM »
I was talking to a friend last night who could see 3 stars and I could see...thousands...hundreds of thousands.

Did you count them all!!!!!   ::)

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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 04:40:50 PM »
I was talking to a friend last night who could see 3 stars and I could see...thousands...hundreds of thousands.

Did you count them all!!!!!   ::)
Maybe....

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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013, 12:12:11 PM »
i saw a couple of the meteors, but didn't capture anything. looking forward to seeing shots from ayone who did!
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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2013, 02:23:42 PM »
Here is my one meteor shot. 


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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 03:02:12 PM »
I saw a few but they were gone by the time I had pressed the shutter button  :knuppel2: - I ended up being trigger happy so have a few shots to squint through to see if there is a tiny trail - And I wish I had a much longer shutter speed available  :o and a remote so I do not get neck ache next time  :(
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Re: Anyone get the Perseid meteors? I tried and will try again tonight
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 03:55:20 PM »
Sat outside late last night waiting for the display, saw 5 airplanes, 3 bats (not the cricket variety) and 1 meteor (I think). 

My stepdaughter who lives 100 miles south of us said she and her friend sat out and saw loads – it may have been something to do with the bottle of wine they were drinking!!
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