August is the time for photographing the annual Perseid meteor shower. It is one of the most spectacular ones, and definitely worth photographing. If you want to get the best pictures, some preparations have to be made.

Every year in August, the Earth moves through a part of space where the comet Swift-Tuttle has left a lot of dust particles and small rocks. When this debris enters our atmosphere, we witness meteors, which seem to originate from the constellation of Perseus. Hence the name Perseid meteor shower.

During the peak of the Perseids, in the night of August 12th, over 80 meteors per hour can be seen from dark locations. That is why it is so great to photograph this event. With a bit of preparation, and a lot of patience, you can end up with amazing photos. In this article I want to show you how to use the app Photopills, to prepare yourself for the best meteor shower photo ever.

Search for a Few Possible Locations

Before you should look into Photopills for planning, search for a few locations that might suit as a perfect foreground. A dark location is preferable, because it will make photographing meteors much easier.

You can use Google Maps and Google Earth for finding nice places. These programs also have the possibility to show images of those locations, making it easier to find a great spot. Make a list of possible locations. 

Information About Meteor Showers in Photopills

You can find lots of information about every annual meteor shower. Just open the tab Pills and search for meteor shower. When opened you can see an expensive list

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