Français English
Gallery > Brittany coast under stars > This is not a Perseid!
1782 pictures in pixheaven.net
Search & Sort
Altitude relief
The Moon, Venus and Jupiter aligned
Lunar landscape
16266 times
This is not a Perseid!
15125 times
Exoplanetary landscape
13432 times
The Milky Way and the blockhaus
12336 times
Straight to the Milky Way
12153 times
Lord's finger
11996 times
Lunar landscape
11793 times
An hippopotamus on the beach!
11202 times
A Perseid!
11131 times
The menace is approching
10730 times
 The others pictures of "August 2006 Perseids"
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |

This is not a Perseid!
Click to enlarge
1024 x 768 pixels (172 ko)

 1024 x 768 pixels (172 kB)
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.
Seen 15125 times See the next picture of that series.
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)

 The others pictures of "August 2006 Perseids"
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |

 This picture has been published in
 Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)
This picture has been selected to be the Astronomy Picture Of the Day on August 19, 2006
To see the picture, click here 
 SpaceWeather
Published in the August 12-13, 2006, Perseids meteors gallery in SpaceWeather.com
To see the picture, click here 
A Shower of
Stars in Brittany

A Shower of in Brittany
Brittany by night
in panorama!

Member of
TWAN

The World At Night

Newsletter
Your e-mail
address:

Visit my
professional
site

Galerie Pbase


© 2003-2013 Laurent Laveder - pixheaven.net