At 2:00 this morning I set up my camera on the back deck and shot over 700 consecutive 5-second long exposures with the hopes of catching the inhilation of a sand-grain sized particles cast off of periodic Comet Swift-Tuttle.
This year's shower is hampered by the recently full moon whose illumination decreases contrast between the meteors and the background sky. When the above photo was taken the Moon was 3.5 days past full shining at -11 magnitude with an 87% lit disk. The photo below shows the moonlight encroaching from the right side of the frame.
|Full frame of above photo|
|Jet with its flashing beacon|
|Andromeda Galaxy encircled|