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    Default Meteor Shower 5/5/14



    A buddy and I are planning on driving out to a darker sky site to try and get some long exposures with a wide angle lens during the meteor shower Monday night. Nothing fancy. Just a camera, tripod and intervalometer. This is my first time trying something like this. I was wondering if anyone else had plans to do any AP during this event. Any tips?
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    Default 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).
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower 5/5/14

    Awesome tips, seigell! Appreciate it

    I found a great site with a cool exposure calculator. Milky Way Exposure Calculator – Lonely Speck
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