Perseids Meteor Shower - Aug 12-13th 2018

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    So the Perseids Meteor Shower is peaking this weekend and it coincides with a new moon.

    Anyone have plans to go shoot it?

    Glacier Point in Yosemite is my go to spot, but with the wildfires that's not an option. So far I am thinking Joshua Tree or Trona Pinnacles for myself, and probably on Aug 11th the day before peak, but I could change that.

    So who else is going to go shoot it?

    Jim
     
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    For those interested, the Perseids is in the NorthEast, so compositionally you have an idea of where to aim. :)
     
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    It looks like I am going to head up to the Bristlecone Pines to shoot the Perseids on Saturday night. Being that the Bristlecones are in the White Mountains across the valley from the Eastern Sierra proper the skies should be pretty clear to the NE for the Meteors, but the smoke from the fires should make for a dramatic sunset to the west.

    Anyone else interesting in going up there to shoot, let me know.
     
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    Anyone else going out to shoot the meteors? I am driving up to the Bristlecones now.
     

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