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dsefcik
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8/12/2012
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So somewhere between the beer, Jack Daniels and good company of Tom and his friends who joined me late in the evening in Blair Valley I managed to get a few photos of the meteors. I arrived at Blair Valley around 7pm and was surprised to see maybe 20 cars or so right at the first camp area. I thought maybe the Sierra Club's Culp Valley star gazing event had moved to Blair Valley because of the Chiuaua fire but I am not sure. Most of the valley and even Little Blair was full of campers, not something I was expecting but I guess the meteor showers was a big event.

Lots of airplanes in the sky but even more stars, it was an excellent night for star gazing and there were plenty of meteors for everyone there to watch.

Someone over in Little Blair fired off a single fire work and my camera triggered at just the right time to capture it. That is an airplane streak on the left


Two airplanes in the top left and right corners and a meteor in the center inside the Milky Way. The bright red on the foreground bush is the illumination from the lights from Tom's caravan around 11pm


7mm Fisheye Lens, f/3.5, 1600 ISO
Ghost Mtn on the right side. Milky Way in the center and a meteor streak on the far right lower corner


7mm Fisheye Lens, f/3.5, 1600 ISO
Milky Way and a meteor in the center right


Same photo as above but cropped and zoomed in on the meteor


A time lapse video from about midnight until sunrise can be seen here:
http://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Anza-Borrego-Desert-State-Park/Blair-Valley-08-11-2012/24724274_9Q9hcj#!i=2022277626&k=65scDw9&lb=1&s=L

I know none of these are as geat as that guy who has his photo of the meteors all over the news but I tried....

Did I mention there were a lot of stars out?? Definitely a great night for star gazing!

http://www.sefcik.com/2012/08/perseids-meteor-shower-august-2012.html

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8/13/2012
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Those are cool.
The shot with the fireworks going off is nice.
Your time lapse video is amazing.

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8/13/2012
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Great photos Daren,

I like the fireworks pic.

I was at about 10,400' one night and 11,000' a couple other nights in the Sierra from Wednesday to Saturday and it was amazingly clear. With the moon coming up later each night I saw lots of meteors but by far the best that I saw was on Wednesday night. It was super bright with a long red tail and went most of the way across the southern sky. I wish I had a camera that would capture the night sky but not yet. Also saw a few fly overs of the Space Station.

Pretty amazing how many campers were in BV with the temps and heat.

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8/13/2012
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Very nice. What exposure lengths were you using? Tom
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tommy750 wrote:
Very nice. What exposure lengths were you using? Tom


7mm Fisheye Lens, f/3.5, 1600 ISO, 30 second exposure

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8/15/2012
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dsefcik wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
Very nice. What exposure lengths were you using? Tom


7mm Fisheye Lens, f/3.5, 1600 ISO, 30 second exposure


Thanks, just saw your video. Really nice. Tom
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