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Taken 13-Aug-20
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Dimensions1920 x 2281
Original file size2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Aug-20 00:36
Date modified14-Aug-20 08:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON Z 6
Focal length16 mm
Focal length (35mm)16 mm
Exposure15s at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Cattle Point North East during Perseids

Cattle Point North East during Perseids

I was bit more prepared last night and I saw many meteors for the couple hours I was at Cattle Point. I saw 3 large ones and probably up to 10 small ones over that time between 10:30pm and 12:45am. I haven't found any on the fisheye frames that I collected yet. I had a wonderful time observing with binoculars. There was the Alpha Persei Cluster, the Double Cluster and Stock 2 next to it. The Andromeda Galaxy was surprisingly detailed in my 6 degree binoculars. I watched Mars emerge from the horizon line, being so low on the horizon it made its rich salmon colour even more vivid. The Milky Way was readily visible but the area around the Teapot to the South was swamped by light pollution.

I took a parting shot with a wide angle lens of the view I was focusing on all evening. You can see some of the objects mentioned in the image.

Camera: Nikon Z6
Lens: Nikkor Z 14-30/4 set at 16mm
Sensor ISO: 1600
Exposure: 15 seconds at f/4
Processing: Adobe Photoshop 2020