Star photography is a unique photographic technique, which can be enjoyed by any keen amateur photographer. The technique is similar to landscape photography, but the subject is often a meteor, which is an atmospheric object that travels through our atmosphere.
A meteor shower occurs when small pieces of a comet collide with our atmosphere and vaporise into fragments of ice and rock particles. These tiny meteors streak across our sky and are visible for several minutes. A single meteor might burn up entirely, creating a flash of light, or it may disintegrate before reaching the Earth’s surface.
The earth’s rotation around the sun means that the meteors appear from the opposite direction in the sky every day, as the Earth moves through space. Meteors travel at speeds between 50km per second and 60km per second. At these speeds the meteor trails become blurred and difficult to photograph. However, the trails … Read the rest