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Meteor shower


nik111 e2
6 2.1k United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 10:13AM
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 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
12 Aug 2010 10:16AM
do you have a link? where is it going to show? Smile
magnus e2
10 661 5 United Arab Emirates
12 Aug 2010 10:25AM
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 e2
11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 10:31AM
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.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Aug 2010 10:33AM
Light pollution will be our problem Sad - assuming we have a clear sky
G6DDS e2
5 231 Scotland
12 Aug 2010 10:55AM
I'm on nightshift so will have plenty of time Tongue
magnus e2
10 661 5 United Arab Emirates
12 Aug 2010 11:02AM
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 e2
4 50 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 11:06AM
i will probs have a qucik look if im up Grin
cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
12 Aug 2010 2:15PM
Looks like the might be coming my way....10pm
Perseid Meteors
geoffash26 10 2.5k United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 5:21PM

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 10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 5:26PM
aye i shall be there if the clouds bugger off! Grin
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Aug 2010 8:26PM
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 e2
12 8.2k 1 England
12 Aug 2010 8:51PM
Well they reckon Dorset will be clear tonight, and it's certainly looking that way at the moment. Smile
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
12 Aug 2010 9:08PM
Cloudy here and raining Sad
Lynx08 e2
6 1.2k England
12 Aug 2010 9:59PM
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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