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Perseids from 14,700 ft.

By: Chirag Upreti

 

Ladakh, India

2018 August 13

 

From the photographer: "Two prominent Perseid meteors appear above the Himalayan Chandra Telescope, the world's 10th highest observatory located at 4,500m (~14,764ft) above mean sea level. The bright meteor is next to Andromeda galaxy seen as a fuzzy patch towards the top of the image. The yellow reflection on the dome is Mars (which was behind me and bright in early August). August being prime monsoon season in India, I was fortunate to get a break in the passing clouds to capture this scene."
Technical details: Lens: 15mm at f/2.8, Tamron 15-30mm, Aperture: 5.3mm, Focal ratio: f/2.8, Camera: Sony A7S2 12.2Megapixel
Chirag Upreti

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