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Just be­cause a me­teor shower is ac­tive doesn’t mean that ev­ery streak you record be­longs to it. Dur­ing the pe­riod that the Per­seids are on dis­play there are also a num­ber of other ac­tive lesser me­teor streams. On top of this is the back­ground spo­radic me­teor ac­tiv­ity and ar­ti­fi­cial satel­lites re­sem­ble me­te­ors on pho­to­graphs too. Me­teor pho­tog­ra­phy is not just about cap­tur­ing im­ages – it is just as im­por­tant to be able to recog­nise what type of me­teor you’ve caught on cam­era.

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