Friday, August 19, 2016

Meteors Anyone? Just a Few =)

So the skies did NOT cooperate for this year's Perseid Meteor Shower.....  But my husband, Carl, and I set up viewing out at the Witte Observatory with friends Saturday night into ~ 3 AM Sunday morning in hopes of seeing a few "left over" meteors ;-)

After the Moon finally set about 1:30 AM there were some AMAZING meteor streaks!  They seemed a bit randomly located, so it made photographing even more challenging.

When the dew set in.... that made it difficult too.

Here are the four frames I could find capturing meteors "in action."  The first photo is of a meteor that seemed to linger in the sky - making all of us "Oh!" and "Awe!."  Much fun!!!

Check out the Pleiades in the lower left-hand corner =)


If you look closely you can see the Double Cluster in Perseus near the center.


This is the hardest meteor to see.  It's up and to the left of the Double Cluster.


This is the shortest imaged meteor.  You can see both the Double Cluster in Perseus AND very faintly the Andromeda Galaxy a little up from center. ;-)


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I've lived in southeastern Iowa all of my life, now with my wonderful family ~ husband and 3 children. 

I've been teaching science now at the local community college for over 10 year now.  I teach both in the class room and online settings.  I have a passion for ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCE! 

Sometimes I both drift off to sleep and wake up thinking of science.  Science ROCKS ~ but even more so the Creator whose imagination thought up this wonderful universe we call home ROCKS EVEN MORE!  lol