Perseid meteor crosses the milky way

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An image from my 2018 residency with @lumen_london . This one captured on an amazing trip to a local mountaintop observatory. I was lucky enough to frame this perseid meteor perfectly as I was taking long exposures of the milky way. The colour was so vivid that I researched it afterwards and discovered that the colours are specific to the meteor shower and dependent of the chemical composition of the dust tail of the originating comet.



Canon 750d, Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lens

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Mark Cheverton

Mark Cheverton

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Model Canon EOS 750D

Shutter Speed 15

ISO 3200

Taken At Tue, Aug 7, 2018 8:58 PM

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