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Perseids of 2009

Date:12.08.2009 Time:22-23:00 UT
Exposure:10s each Field of View:54o x 38o
Camera:Nikon D3 Optics:f=35mm, 1/2.8
Place:Kaiserstein, Balingen, Germany Observer:Till Credner

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The Perseids of 2009 put on a nice show. The above image is a composite of seven selected exposures with brighter meteors from a time range of about one hour. The total number of meteors found in this field of view and a time range of three hours is 34. The common direction of the meteors is due to their radiant in the constellation of Perseus. Only the small meteor at the right is obviously not a Perseid.

Closer inspection shows that the photographic color of most Perseids was a strong green. Only the brightest turned to a red tinge at the end.