Monday, November 12, 2012

Leonid Meteor Shower– November 17

- meteor ill D3B_2133 January 04, 2012 NIKON D3S-2Everyone who lives in the southeastern Massachusetts area is welcome to join me at Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary Stone Barn to observe and if you want to photograph the Leonid Meteor Shower.  The event, which is free, will start on Saturday night, November 17 at midnight and will last until dawn's early light.Leonids-2012
Right now the forecast is for mostly clear skies with the temperatures in the 30s.  Dress warm, bring a chair so you can be comfortable and a flashlight.  If you want to try to capture a meteor with your camera, my recommendations are: single lens reflex camera with the wide-angle lens (maximum 35mm), tripod, remote release, if available, extra batteries, additional cards for the camera.  Prior to photographing I will help you set up the camera to give you the best chance of trying to capture a meteor.  I will have a laptop available to do some post processing and if you want to avail yourself of this, please bring a USB flash drive.  We will have snacks, coffee and hot chocolate available.  The Stone Barn has restrooms.  Stone Barn Farm is located at 786 Horseneck Road in Dartmouth, MA. You may park in the circular driveway in front of the house or in the driveway in front of the tractor barn.
In Google maps, if you put in the address it is wrong.  Here are directions, from the junction of Interstate 195 and route 88 in Westport, Continue toward Horseneck Beach, and take a left at the lights at Hix Bridge Road, continue on Hix Bridge Road and take a right onto Horseneck road (there is a gas station on the left at the intersection) continue on Horseneck road until you Reach Horseneck Road East, take a left and continue down approximately 1/3 of a mile, just beyond the vision Street, and the Quonset nurseries there is a dirt road on the right that leads into the Stone Barn property.