Look to the skies - Perseid meteor showers reach their peak this weekend
By dpreview staff on
Aug 10, 2012 at 22:23 GMT
Looking for something to photograph this weekend? How about the Perseid meteor showers (which should be visible over the next few evenings and nights)? Perseid meteors are debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, and are particularly visible around August 12th, so it's worth thinking about the shot you want to capture them in. Here are a couple of links to help you plan the timings and your camera setup, to get the best shots.
Click here for EarthSky's meteor shower guide 2012
Click here for tips on how to shoot meteors (including some inspiring examples)
|A Perseid meteor passing over Stanmer Church, England, in August 2010. (Photo by Dominic Alves)