The Perseids /ˈpɜrsiːɨdz/are a productive meteor shower connected with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are aptly named in light of the fact that the point from which they seem to come, called the brilliant, lies in the group of stars Perseus. The name gets to some extent from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology alluding to the children of Perseus.
The surge of flotsam and jetsam is known as the Perseid cloud and extends along the circle of the comet Swift–Tuttle. The cloud comprises of particles launched out by the comet as it goes on its 133-year orbit. Most of the particles have been a piece of the cloud for around a thousand years. On the other hand, there is likewise a moderately youthful fiber of dust in the stream that was pulled off the comet in 1865, which can give an early smaller than normal top the day preceding the greatest shower. The measurements of the cloud in the region of the Earth are assessed to be more or less 0.1 galactic units (AU) crosswise over and 0.8 AU along the last’s circle, spread out by yearly collaborations with the Earth’s gravity.
The shower is noticeable from mid-July every year, with the crest in movement somewhere around 9 and 14 August, contingent upon the specific area of the stream. Amid the top, the rate of meteors achieves 60 or more every hour. They can be seen the whole way across the sky; then again, as a result of the shower’s brilliant in the star grouping of Perseus, the Perseids are principally obvious in the Northern Hemisphere. Similarly as with numerous meteor gives the obvious rate is most noteworthy in the pre first-light hours, since more meteoroids are gathered up by the side of the Earth getting up and go into the stream, comparing to neighborhood times in the middle of midnight and twelve-noon. While numerous meteors touch base in the middle of day break and twelve, they are generally not noticeable because of sunlight. Some can likewise be seen before midnight, regularly brushing the Earth’s environment to deliver long splendid trails and some of the time fireballs. Most Perseids wreck in the climate while at statures over 80 kilometers (50 mi).
Now that you know what the Perseids are, please take a look at a few of my shots from last night, August 9, 2015, from Frenchville, ME. I didn’t see very many comets, and they are tricky to shoot, so I feel like I may be doing some more this evening.
The Big Dipper
Milky Way Galaxy
Milky Way Galaxy
Milky Way Galaxy along the horizon with heavy equipment
Milky Way Galaxy along the horizon
Perseids Comet along the horizon