Perseid Shower + Andromeda Galaxy!

There were a few reasons that the Perseid shower this year wasn’t going to be as spectacular as previous years – mostly the moonlight. I went out as early as it was dark enough, at about 10:30, and my Dad (who’s camera is a lot nicer than mine) got some great long exposure shots! In particular this one, it’s got 4 meteors but also …

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… the Andromeda galaxy! That’s the fuzzy blob on the bottom left! Isn’t that amazing? We didn’t see a ton of meteors but this photo totally makes it all worth it.

I did edit the above photo, to make the streaks stand out a lot more, here’s an unedited version with a meteor streak in the upper/middle area. Pretty faint.

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