Re: Meteor Shower 5/5/14
The biggest thing will be for you to be able to perform a good Focus with whatever Lens is selected. Get a bit of practice in early, if you can. Use Zoom in Playback to spot-check the Focus.
Plan for Exposures which minimize the Star Trails. Remember the Rule of 600: Maximum time before Star Trailing is 600 divided by the effective 35mm Focal Length (meaning 400 / FL for APS-C Canon DSLRs).
ES AR152 / ES 80ED Apo / Orion 8in F/3.9 / C9.25-SCT / C6-SCT / C10-NGT / AT6RC / ST-80 / AstroView 90
CGEM (w HyperTune and ADM bling) / 2x CG5-AGT / Forest of Tripod legs
550D (Modded-G.Honis) / 60D / 400D / NexImage / NexGuide / Mini 50 SSAG / ST-8300C
Dark Skies in SW CO when I can get there, and badly light polluted backyard when I can't...