Meteor photography 101

Photographing meteors is loads of fun and with a bit of luck, you can catch a big, bright one! Here is how you do it. Equipment: A camera with the option of making long exposures. Any interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or mirrorless) will have the option, many compact cameras and some phone cameras also have the option. A remote trigger for the camera (or timer). A tripod. A meteor shower. The stronger, the better. How to do it – camera settings The best time to photograph meteors is during maxima of major meteor showers, such as the Quadrantids, Perseids and Geminids. Moderately strong meteor showers, such as the Lyrids, Southern Delta Aquarids, Orionids, Taurids, Leonids and Urisds are fine too. … Continue reading Meteor photography 101