British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

BAA Images Alex Pratt

Observation by Alex Pratt: Perseid meteor, Mizar and Alcor 20210813...

Uploaded by

Alex Pratt

Observer

Alex Pratt

Observed

2021 Aug 13 - 00:35

Uploaded

2021 Sep 10 - 16:29

Objects

Meteor
Mizar
Alcor

Planetarium overlay









Constellation

Ursa Major

Field centre

RA: 13h35m
Dec: +53°13'
Position angle: +35°00'

Field size

19° × 11°

Equipment
  • IMX291 IP board camera 16mm f/1 lens
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • RMS software
Exposure

25 frames/sec

Location

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

Perseid meteor, Mizar and Alcor 20210813_003514

Title

Perseid meteor, Mizar and Alcor 20210813_003514

About this image

My video cameras recorded almost 3,000 meteors in August. This image was a chance alignment of a mag. 0.6 Perseid meteor shooting towards the naked-eye double star Mizar and Alcor. If its trail had continued a little longer it would have bisected the pair.

Files associated with this observation
Like this image
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of work by third parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. By submitting images to this online gallery, you grant the BAA permission to reproduce them in any of our publications.