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Perseid meteor shower photo

Perseid Meteor shower 2016

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This year's Perseid meteor shower could be the best in years! Update: Perseid Meteor Shower Photo shot on August 11, 2016 [caption id="attachment_3286" align="aligncenter" width="688"] Perseid Meteor photographed from my backyard the Night of August 10th-11th[/caption] August 11, 2016 I captured a photo of a small meteor the night of August 10th-11th, 2016 from my backyard.  I piggybacked my Canon 7D DSLR camera on my astrophotography telescope and equatorial mount so that I could take advantage of auto guiding for longer exposures.  This is a manual stack of 6 x 1.5-minute exposures…

Delta Aquarid meteor shower 2016

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2016

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The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is heading towards it's peak at the end of this month.  But let me make one thing clear right away, this is not going to be a dazzling show of constant meteors that light up the night sky.  This meteor shower is not known to be  a great performer, although these celestial events have been known to be somewhat unpredictable.  July 28th and 29th offer the best chance at catching a few "fireballs" in the night sky.  The Delta Aquarid meteor shower begins on July 12, and runs until August 23rd.  If you are watching the Perseid meteor shower in early August…

Canon Rebel Astrophotography

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I use an old Canon Rebel Xsi DSLR - This camera has been discontinued and replaced with several newer models including the t2i and Canon t3i DSLR bodies - but even those models are getting quite old! I desperately want to upgrade to a newer DSLR body for astrophotography soon.  The reasonable price and amazing astrophotography capabilities of the Canon T3i (600D) have that digital camera at the top of my list.  Until then, my trusty 450D (modified for astrophotography) will have to suffice!  I'll give you my recommendations for a beginner DSLR camera for astrophotography below. Summer Dee…