A Shot in the Dark by Bob Bannon

 Image taken by Bob Bannon

Image taken by Bob Bannon

Last Saturday night being the first mostly clear night to photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower as Liz Fox, Bill Trudo, David Scharenberg and Bob Bannon headed into LaSalle County looking for the perfect spot. We met up in the tiny village of Harding at a cemetery which turned out to be across the road from a school with lots of security lights. Since there was too much light there, it was decided to try Shabbona County Park about a mile or so north. Jackpot! Dark, except for a waxing moon, secluded, good parking, and virtually no mosquitoes! We saw a few nice sized meteors to the south, a very nice and bright Iridium Flare before the clouds began moving in. We will definitely be going back to this park in the future.