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Perseid over Andromeda
Uploaded by: mcgino
Monday August 12, 2013
Caption: The bright light toward the bottom right is just a plane, the Perseid is in the middle of the frame. The fuzzy bit below it is the Andromeda Galaxy, the farthest thing from us that we can see without the aid of any optical device. There is also a faint satellite toward the upper right. A 13 second exp. at f/3.5 ISO 3200 taken around 9:30 PM, long before Perseus rose above the horizon.