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TWO hours was time well spent for two local photographers who captured these stunning images of a meteor in Worcestershire skies.
Malvern-based photographer, Jan Sedlacek, spent the time in the countryside near Madresfield to capture this image, above, of a Perseid meteor shower over the Malvern Hills.
Mr Sedlacek, whose company Digitlight Photography is based in Abbey Road, said getting the picture took some dedication, as he was out from about 11pm on Monday until 1.30am the following morning.
“They are quite elusive,” he said. “And you have to be lucky enough to get one at the end of a long exposure.”
Meanwhile, on the other side of the hills, Mathon-based astronomer Chris Baddiley stayed up all night running an array of three cameras, including one allsky camera (below).
He said: “I recorded very many satellites and actually saw meteors at about one every few minutes, but only a few recorded on the cameras.”
The Perseid meteors are debris from comet Swift Tuttle, and the meteor display occurs at the same time each year, between mid-July and the end of August, as the Earth passes through the debris stream.
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