Monday, August 17, 2009

Perseid Meteor Shower 2009, The Movie

See the 2009 Perseid meteor shower as I saw it, albeit in 49 seconds, rather than four hours and fifteen minutes. The huge change in illumination over the course of the movie was caused by the rising of the moon.

This movie is 60 MB, and if any meaningful number of people attempt to download it on the same day, it will probably exceed my ".Mac" daily bandwidth limit. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it was too pretty a sight to show in low-res, or to compress into pixelated mush.

(And, of course, services like YouTube can't handle high-res video, or video in non-standard aspect ratios; in short, they can't handle any of my videos. Useless, bloody, one-size-fits-all, "good enough" solutions. I seem to have been born a square peg in a world of round holes, and these sorts of small-minded limitations are among the banes of my existence.)

Anyway, enjoy.

2009 Perseid Meteor Shower Movie. Click to Download (60MB).
MPEG 4 Video, 647 x 972 pixels, 49 seconds, 60 MB

Perseid Meteor Shower
12-13 August, 2009
11:33 PM - 4:08 AM CDT
Bamberger Ranch Preserve,
Blanco County, Texas

©2009 Chris W. Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Alison in Indiana11:39 AM CDT

    Alas, nero essentials could also not handle the video once it downloaded. This is too bad, because the sky conditions in central Indiana at 3am were not dark and cloudless enough to see anything but a couple of planets and the moon. I do enjoy the still pictures and they will have to suffice for my annual Persiad fix.