This time-lapse of the Perseid Meteor stream looks almost too magical to be real
Kenneth Brandon of Southern California filmed a breathtaking timelapse of the famous Perseid Meteor shower, which must be seen become to be believed.
- Email  Kenneth Brandon filmed from Southern California a breathtaking timelapse of the famous Perseid meteor shower that must have been seen.
The amateur astronomer shot around two hours of footage overlooking Mammoth Mountain, California, and compressed it for four minutes.
When he posted the video on August 16, the peak of the Meteor display, he said, "I was so excited to capture the first, and I could not believe I had caught over 65 meteors."
Brandon works as a director of engineering, but turns to astronomy at night and on the weekend; Its special astronomical YouTube channel has more than 30,000 subscribers.
He said, "Getting videos from meteors is extremely difficult and requires special equipment with very sensitive sensors – most cameras have sensors that can reach up to 3,200 or even 6,400 ISO [International Organisation for Standards] was recorded at 256,000 ISO. "
The annual Perseid meteor shower is caused by debris falling from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle and burning on contact with the earth's atmosphere.
The meteors are called Perseids because they seem to shoot from the constellation Perseus.
Brandon said, "This year's shower was better than usual because the summit was next to a new moon that allowed darker skies."  In the year 2018 the Perseid meteor shower will be on view from the 17th of July to the 24th of August.
Brandon gave advice to young photographers wanting to celebrate the celestial event next year: "I would start with long shots of the night sky. There are many tutorials on YouTube for starting."