Tips & tricks
Chase the darkness
Find an observing site with as little light pollution as possible, and a view of a large area of the sky.
Dress for winter
December nights can be cold so dress in your warmest jacket, gloves and hat. Take a flask of a hot drink or soup – and some snacks too.
Be prepared for lulls in the shower. Be patient… meteors will start zipping again soon!
Keep everything steady
Make sure your camera is mounted on a sturdy tripod and everything is tightened up. The slightest wobble will make your images blurred.
Check your lens for dew
Check the front of your camera lens regularly. If it mists up your images will be blurred and faint.