Meteors

Perseid meteors as imaged in the night of 12 to 13 August 2020.
Figure 1: Perseid meteors as imaged in the night of 12 to 13 August 2020.
Meteors are small dust particles, quite often the dust trails of comets, that enter our atmosphere at high speed and as result of the friction with the air heat up and usually get completely burned. The result is a long stroke of light, generally called a 'falling star'. They do, however, have nothing to do with stars (at the most that the material they consist of was usually created in a star and slung into space when it exploded).
So far I have only been lucky on the Perseid in 2019 and 2020. In January 2020 I tried to capture the Bootids, but none showed up in the hours of footage I shot.


If you have any questions and/or remarks please let me know.


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