You can get a good astrophotography exposure calculator at Michael
Covington's web site:
I suggest using a wide angle to cover more of the sky giving you a greater
chance of capturing one or more of the fast moving Leonids. The moon will
play havoc washing out the sky this year, but that should not stop you from
getting out there and clicking off a roll. (I know I'll be there with the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris O'Neill" <coneill@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "W. J. Liles" <wliles@xxxxxxxxx>; <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] Leonid Meteor Shower
> On 16 Nov 2000, at 18:59, W. J. Liles wrote:
> > To all who remember the thread on the Leonids last year, well it has
> > been a year and their back.
> > Tonight and tomorrow night should be the peak nights. Some astronomers
> > this year may produce the big shower we've been waiting for.
> Glad you mentioned that, Jerry, because I was about to.
> So, someone want to post hints on how best to photograph the meteor
> showers tonight? I'm not talking about doing it with the fancy-dancy
> astro-photo stuff... just yer basic outfit.
> Should I use a wide angle (24/2.8 or 28/2.8), normal (50/1.8 or 50/1.4),
> or telephoto (I don't have a prime, so I guess it'll be the 75-150/4)?
> be using ASA 200 print film, so what would be a suitable starting point
> for exposure settings (speed/aperture)? Suggestions, anyone???
> > Of course it's raining here.
> Awwww!!! The forecast (so far) for Edmonton is clear and cold. But, of
> course, that could change at a moments notice. I'm hoping if the leonid
> show isn't spectacular, maybe there'll be some northern lights we can
> aim at.
> Chris O'Neill (coneill@xxxxxxxxxxx)
> Web: http://www.nucleus.com/~coneill
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