Monday, August 5, 2013
Let's Go Meteor Watching
For those people who want to photograph the meteor showers, they will need to bring a camera with a wide-angle lens, fully charged battery, and a spare, cable release or intervolometer, a sturdy tripod and prepared to have fun.
The radiant point for the Perseids is in the Northeast in between the constellations of Perseus and Cassiopeia. However, the meteors will appear all over a dark sky. Earlier in the evening after dusk in the West, the waxing crescent moon, and Venus plus satin will be in the sky. The meteors will pick up a number after Saturn sets in the late evening.
Also, for the next few days, August 5-7, if you look toward the East and overhead and are in a dark area, the Milky Way is visible. You also may see meteors from the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, and the Perseids.