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Perseids - 12.8.2022 at 23.03 - 13.8.2022 at 01.56 Porvoo Observation number 108469

Visibility III / V

Tommi Ropponen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The bread type of the summer, i.e. sun photography, has suffered from weather problems and there have been no pictures due to the clouds. Even though there was a full moon at the time of the Perseids, I decided that the best thing to do was just make coffee and go when the weather was good. The forecasts showed cloudiness in the interior (I had thought of going from Espoo to Askola like last years or to Tähtikallio), so the plan had to be changed quickly. So the destination is Emäsalo in Porvoo. At the observation site in the outdoor recreation area, the parking lots were full and there was a moment of despair, but then I got my car into park and went to the southern tip of the cape to escape the others. There were only a couple of outdoorsmen and overnighters in the area. You can see the bike of the nearest bike hiker in the foreground of the picture (you have to try to reach him through something - if you recognize the person, please pass on his contact information and I'll get a picture for him too*).

The full moon got in the way and its glow can be seen in the upper right corner of the picture. However, some Perseid grabbed the cell and here is some kind of presentation on the subject. I'm still thinking about making a time child, but it doesn't have time to get involved in this emergency at least. A lot of satellites had to be removed from the pictures, and even a couple of flashes of Iridium seemed to stick to the camera.

At the same time as the camera forged exposures with the electric shutter (I could only listen to the sounds of the sea), I studied the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars with a small lens tube equipped with a binoviewer. All in all, a nice night.

* The person had come from the PK area on a bicycle, apparently from somewhere in the direction of Pitäjämäki. Recently, they had gone on a bike trip to Estonia with the family (with the 9- and 11-year-old children) and now he had ridden to Emäsalo for the night by himself. I didn't take the contact information and when I left I didn't want to wake the sleeping one :)

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    • Perseidit
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Sony A7iii, Samyang 12mm F/2.8 @ F/2.8. Iso 1600, 6 sec exposures 1505 pieces.

The meteors are not aimed at the radiant, because when I started doing it I noticed that a couple of good meteors would have gone outside the screen. That's why the group looks a bit messy.

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