Perseids peak 2015

On the peak night from 12th to 13th August 2015 the sky was clear so we were able to observe many bright meteors throughout the night. The brightest of them were observed late in the night when the radiant was high in the sky. In the photographs their trail usually appears in green and orange colors.

Sight at the horizon revealed quite a strong airglow activity. In the photos it is visible as green (purple) light near the horizon. It should not be confused with strong orange light that is a result of a light pollution.

Here are some of the brightest Perseid meteors that I was able to capture.

Bright Perseid
Date: 12. August 2015 22:57 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16@12mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30s
Bright Perseid near radiant
Date: 13. August 2015 00:26 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16@12mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30s
Bright Perseid near Pleiades
Date: 13. August 2015 00:35 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16@12mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30s
Bright Perseid
Date: 13. August 2015 01:37 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16@12mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30s
Bright Perseid
Date: 13. August 2015 01:43 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16@12mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30s
Bright Perseid
Date: 13. August 2015 01:48 UT
Equipment: Nikon D3000, Tokina 11-16@12mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30s

More meteor photos can be seen in gallery.

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