Meteors & Satellites & Iridium flares root

Meteor photography is much of luck. Of course, during meteor showers one can put effort in catching shooting stars, but still, luck and a lot of film is needed. In Finland Perseids never appear in truly dark sky and so this important shower does not produce too many images. On the other hand, during the second major shower, Geminids, we have 14 and more dark hours; only problem is the weather which in December usually is quite poor.
One strange thing in observing meteors is the question of Iridium. These satellites fire huge "light balls" by their solar panels (up to magnitude -8). Flares are predicted to one second and observer can prepare him or herself for the incident. Still, a real shooting star always is of greater pleasure!

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