1. ex libris noctem

    04:02

    from Ron Monasterio / Added

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    This is nighttime in Joshua Tree, CA

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    • Perseid Meteor Shower

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      from Charlie Warren / Added

      With cooperation from the park staff at Fall Creek Falls, I was able to "camp out" for two nights on a rock ledge with a perfect sky orientation and picturesque long view of the valley and opposing cliffs. The rock outcropping also hosted 2 pine trees that nicely framed the core of circumpolar constellations as they made their celestial circuit. The Perseids are an annual shower that peak on August 11th & 12th as earth passes through some of the debris left by the comet Swift Tuttle, which has a 133 year cyclic orbit. It has been a perennial favorite for about 1,000 years. This primarily time lapse video was shot with 3 cameras (Canon 60Da, 5D MkII, 7D) and a Dynamic Perceptions Stage One dolly slider. This video is also a little autobiographic as I included segments my setting up the various rigs and the dolly slider in motion. The star trail segments were created using an action and automation in Photoshop described in detail in the article "Astrophotography Lite" in issue # 78 of Amateur Astronomy Magazine.

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