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This is not a Perseid!
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To plagiarize Magritte, this is not a Perseid. But here, it's true: it's not a Perseid, but an Iridium flash. Lost in the contemplation of the sky and the shooting stars, I missed the biginning of Iridium 33, hence its shooting star shape.
In fact, that night, the Perseids weren't numerous nor bright!
In the foreground, you can see our cosy camp: mattress, quilt and a canvas to avoid moisture. With biscuits and coffe, the 6 hours spent there were pleasant despite a fresh wind for August.
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Instrument   18 mm focal length
Exposure & film   30 s with digital camera Canon 350D + Sigma 18-50 1:2.8
Date & place   August 13, 2006, Treguennec (Finistère)

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This picture has been selected to be the Astronomy Picture Of the Day on August 19, 2006
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Published in the August 12-13, 2006, Perseids meteors gallery in SpaceWeather.com
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