Perseid Fireball Meteor Photos –
A Pair of Perseid Meteors — Some Nice Fireballs this year!
Out of the 4,000 + DSLR images that I captured during the 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower, These are my two brightest Perseid Meteors, the biggest one is a fireball that was at least -3 mag.
The pair of Perseid Meteors went ripping past bright star 88 – Gamma Pegasi, (blue star at top) in this close-up image.
Every year the Earth crosses the debris stream left by Comet Swift â€“Tuttle creating the Perseid Meteor Shower!
The grains of dust are hitting the top of Earth’s atmosphere at 59+ km/s (130,000 mph).
The last few years I have seen lower meteor numbers (40 to 60 ZHR), combined with Poor transparency /weather conditions, but this year was very clear,
and many more (averaging about 80 ZHR) brighter Meteors or fireballs! 2015 Definitely was the Best Perseid Shower Iâ€™ve seen in over 10 years!
ZHR = Zenith Hourly Rate
Captured on 08-13-2015
Modified Canon Rebel Xsi, 8mm Fish-eye lens, F3.5, ISO 1600, 15 second exp.
captured at my observatories at JBSPO in Yellow Springs, Ohio.