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The French photographer Stephane Vetter has one fisheyelins on 8mm managed to show us the whole sky in a single frame.

HT/ Michael Yon


How To Photograph The Leonid Meteor Shower



Should be and interesting sight for the night-owls and early-birds among us .




 ” Today marks the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower, a once a year event that is always capable of producing stunning pictures. Yes, while meteor watching is a favorite past time for many, other people desire more, namely, photographing the meteors.

So how does one go about this? Here are some tips!

1. Use a SLR. a SLR camera (whether digital or film) is a must for astrophotography because of its ability to both produce low-noise image (a function of their large pixel size/film usage) and ability to take long exposures (until the battery runs out if you desire). Point and shoot cameras, while they can be good in the day, are severely limited for night-time shooting. ”





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5. Caffeine. Hey, since your camera is going to be sitting outside all night, why not stay up, too? The Leonds are a once a year sight, so why miss them?

Now for weather. As for clouds, that’s a regional thing, so be sure to keep an eye on your local weather forecast. Want a precise forecast? Then find a Clear Sky Clock near you for hour-by-hour cloud predictions. The good news: the Mon will be out of the way this year. ”



   If you can deal with the late hour and are lucky enough to have clear skies in your forecast it would be a lovely way to cap off your night. 

HT/Michael Yon