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nik111
nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6311 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 10:13 AM

Hello,

Is anyone staying up to catch the meteor shower this evening? It seems us northerners might not see it though.

Nik.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 10:16 AM

do you have a link? where is it going to show? Smile

magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 10:25 AM

You can see the meteors pretty much anywhere in the sky, but your best bet is to face a northish direction. Remember also that the number of meteors increase AFTER midnight.

pennyspike
pennyspike  102068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 10:31 AM

This link

Is from last night. There are others if you search

I managed some wonderful star trails, saw lots of meteors but didn't manage to get them to show up.
I use a free stacking programme & expose for 30 secs figuring that if I'm lucky enough to get any in the frame I can pick that frame out & if I don't I have some good trails anyway.
They say 1130 should be a good time. I saw most looking south east but they can be anywhere.full-frame-1-meteor.jpg
On closer examination I can see one at the top. crop-1-meteor.jpg
This is the cropped image so you can see it a bit easier.
Stars show some lovely colours.
Apologies for the dead pixels.

Last Modified By pennyspike at 12 Aug 2010 - 10:43 AM
User_Removed
12 Aug 2010 - 10:33 AM

Light pollution will be our problem Sad - assuming we have a clear sky

Last Modified By User_Removed at 12 Aug 2010 - 10:33 AM
G6DDS
G6DDS e2 Member 4231 forum postsG6DDS vcard Scotland
12 Aug 2010 - 10:55 AM

I'm on nightshift so will have plenty of time Tongue

magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 11:02 AM

That's a really good result Penny, the colours are striking. With a bit of luck you'll get one of the really bright ones. One feature of the Perseids shower is the percentage of bright meteors. They are bright too - often enough to cast a shadow.

drnail
drnail  350 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 11:06 AM

i will probs have a qucik look if im up Grin

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 2:15 PM

Looks like the might be coming my way....10pm
Perseid Meteors

geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 - 5:21 PM


Quote: Hello,

Is anyone staying up to catch the meteor shower this evening? It seems us northerners might not see it though.

Nik.

A couple of us down south if the clouds disappear

mohikan22
mohikan22  102180 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 5:26 PM

aye i shall be there if the clouds bugger off! Grin

User_Removed
12 Aug 2010 - 8:26 PM

Well... they aint round this neck 'o the Bracknell Forest that's for sure! Sad

Still - there's always next year... (ever the optimist.. Wink)

Kris_Dutson
12 Aug 2010 - 8:51 PM

Well they reckon Dorset will be clear tonight, and it's certainly looking that way at the moment. Smile

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2010 - 9:08 PM

Cloudy here and raining Sad

Last Modified By Pete at 12 Aug 2010 - 9:08 PM
Lynx08
Lynx08 e2 Member 61209 forum postsLynx08 vcard England
12 Aug 2010 - 9:59 PM

Went out to garden last night about 10.30pm for a ciggie and saw two bright ones within 10 mins or so. Might stay up tonight and get camera out. Sky has cleared here and we're just south of Bracknell Forest, so don't give up. Good luck.

Lyn

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