. We know today that these meteors are the leftover debris shed by Comet Swift-Tuttle along its orbit. Discovered back in 1862, this comet takes approximately 130 years to circle the sun. And in much the same way that the Tempel-Tuttle comet leaves a trail of debris along its orbit to produce the spectacular Leonid meteors of November, Swift-Tuttle produces a debris trail along its orbit, causing the Perseids.
Tried to get photos but I just can't seem to get the settings right on the Canon. Any tips anyone? Once it started clouding over we called it a night.
|Manual exposure, f 4.5 shutter speed 0.5s ISO 1600. I could only get this photo because the camera had something to focus on. When pointed at the stars, I couldn't get the camera to take a photo. Any tips for getting over this problem?|
I, on the other hand, have done nothing.... well I have fished without any success, walked two miles in the search of more Water Voles and made sandwiches for lunch! You'll never believe this but no sooner had lunch finished than I spotted something swimming across the canal. Was it?...a Water Vole? Yes yes and just yards from FS. If only I had known, I could have saved my legs!