It was Friday, August 12, 2022. It was a remarkably clear night.
So I went to Mt. Pleasant next to the
Hartung-Boothroyd Obseratory (HBO) to see about getting some pictures
of the Persieds meteor shower. It wasn't buggy since he haven't had
much rain this summer. The only problem was the full moon was the
previous night. So it was, pretty much, still full and really zapped
out most of the star viewing. And it got brighter out as the
moon got higher.
We saw a few shooting stars and maybe two were more than just brief,
tiny motion. One was an arcing one with a trail of sparkles that looked
like the Disney logo. It lasted one second at the most. I imagine by
that point the Disney lawyers had served it a cease and desist notice.
But I took a few pictures and the stars that were visible looked nice
and it was easy spot the easy-to-spot constellations.
Here are 16 photo highlights, plus one that Dianne took of me
while I was looking for a meteor to photograph.