What to do in the evening? Go to photograph meteors with a prescription from NASA

Meteor Perseid is possible not only to observe. It is possible to remove the camera and leave the lasting memories. For those who want to do it, NASA has published a few tips. Following them, you will be able to get a good picture even without being a professional photographer.

1. Find a dark place

Have to leave town and find a place with a black sky in which no visible city lights. Being in the city, you risk nothing to see. All who love to watch the stars, you know what city this is not suitable.

2. Use a tripod

You’ll need to take a picture with a high shutter speed. It will not work if your camera will be extremely static. You should not rely on their own hands. The camera is mounted on a tripod so that it did not move.

3. Use a wide angle lens

Wide angle lens will allow you to capture more of the sky in your shot. The probability that a meteorite will fall in the frame becomes much higher.

4. Use the timer or remote shutter release

As mentioned above, the camera must be absolutely static. If you are going to release the shutter using the button on the camera, you risk to break this stagnation. You can use a remote shutter or the timer on the camera.

6. Use manual focus

Night auto focus may not produce the desired result. Use manual focus, take a few test shots and enlarge them on the camera screen to see how well you can see the stars. If they are a little blurred, adjust the focus. This should be repeated until you achieve the desired result.

7. Point the camera and calculate the exposure

The meteors emanate from the constellation Perseus. Point the camera at him. Now, divide 500 by the millimeters of your lens. The resulting figure will be the result, in seconds, for aging, which allows you to see the plume from the stars in the picture. For example, if you have a lens of 20 mm, 25 seconds is the maximum exposure that you need. It is important to adjust this value, as the earth rotates. If you set the shutter speed to a larger value, you can capture the rotation of the stars.

8. Do some experiments and start

Adjust the aperture to a smaller value, if the pictures come out too dark, and ISO on greater importance in this case. Do test shots and find the desired settings. Once all the work is done, sit on a folding chair and wait in the wings. Good luck.

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