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It's that time again ..Perseids

Discussion in 'Tech Head News Items' started by Vipersan, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. PaulR

    PaulR Dazed and Confused Admin Staff Member

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    Tonight should be the best for us this side of the pond - clouds permitting.
     
  2. Channel Hopper

    Channel Hopper Suffering fools just so you don't have to Staff Member

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    Which they won't. 100% cover here.
     
  3. PaulR

    PaulR Dazed and Confused Admin Staff Member

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    Nothing seen here despite the very clear sky last night. But I suspect that we were too early. We went out at 11:20 and gave up at 11:40. That's local time, of course, but being further east than the UK I hoped the two would equalise out and we'd see something.

    Thinking hard about whether or not to set the alarm to go out about 1am or 2am tonight.
     
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    Repositioned my security camera for the night however, just had a scan through and there is nothing to see last night which is a shame as it was a very clear night
     
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    Channel Hopper Suffering fools just so you don't have to Staff Member

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    I'm able to set he sky from the comfort of bed thanks to the roof hatch, but cloud last night and a party down the road put a stop to that.
     
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    Topper Amo Amas Amant Admin Staff Member

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    That is your own fault for gatecrashing it;)
     
  7. Terryl

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    We had a group over for a combination birthday and meteor party, set up several couches out on the driveway so the old neck would not grate like a rusty farm gate in the morning, very disappointing with the viewing, but had a good time draining several liquor bottles, and a few cases of beer.

    Set the alarm for 4 AM when the peak was to occur, didn't see very much action, (at least outside that is) maybe about 7 good ones, but lots of very small ones.

    Disappointing for this time around.
     
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    Clouded out here last night. Tonight looks a bit more promising if I can stay awake.
     
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    One relatively bright star directly overhead and a few faint ones dotted around but very little else.

    Just waiting for the streetlights to go out at 10.30.
     
  10. PaulR

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    I'm simply waiting. Trying not to fall asleep I want to leave it an hour later than last night.
     
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    Lights still not out. Will wait until,11.15 then call it a night
     
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    Came in at 00:50 after another fairly rubbish night's meteorite spotting. After 25 minutes only about 4 or 5 seen. None of them spectacular. Nowhere near the 100 an hour that was reported the previous night.
     
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    Six to eight an hour would be a normal night out in the sticks.

    Some of those long exposure images out today look very suspect anyway, we've been duped.
     

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