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How to Enhance a Meteor Streak or Satellite Trail

With so many people now going out to capture the heavens above a good number of you will find yourself lucky once in a while, or.....  Maybe you read other posts of mine and actually planned on, and were successful in capturing a meteor streak, or satellite trail.

You clicked your shutter button and let the exposure happen, you saw what you were looking for, that rare streak of cosmic dust burning up in our atmosphere, you get the image home, load it up in Photoshop and then the disappointment happens.  The meteor streak is dull and not very bright!

Instead of shedding tears and vowing never to go out and waste your time trying to capture a meteor, read on.

I will show you a very simple technique that will help make that streak "pop" from the image, make it stand out or make it compliment your image.

You can take this enhancement as far as you like.  It was my choice to not make it overpowering.


First order of business is to open the image in Photoshop.


After opening the imag…