Mike Berenson

Perseids Meteor Shower Over Steamboat Rock

By all accounts, the Perseids meteor shower (generally known as the best meteor shower of the summer) looked to be really good this year. With very little interference from the moon, the opportunity to see a lot of meteors against dark skies was very good.

So with little more than a hunch from good friend +David Kingham, I drove (hours and hours) to a place called Steamboat Rock in Dinosaur National Monument. The idea was simply to use Steamboat Rock as a foreground for an all-night composite image of the Perseids Meteor Shower. With it's arrow like shape and the positioning of the Perseus Constellation passing above, we both saw a great opportunity to combine the two for a great image. And with the dark skies of Dinosaur National Monument in remote northwest Colorado, I was hoping for some terrific details in those night skies.

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