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hey everybody, I'm going up to the headlands international dark sky park on the 17th and 18th for the leonids shower. anybody else planning on being there? hoping for some pro help with my scope if i can get it. if you plan on being there, feel free to let me know.. id love to have some help learning to use my scope well. so far only seen a fuzzy moon and a tiny little neptune dot with it, so help is much appreciated if available.
We are once again approaching on Leonids annual meteor shower with this years display expected to have two peaks, the first on the 17th of November and the second on the 19th(conflicting reports say the 20th). Rates are expected to peak with a ZHR of 10 for the first peak on the 17th and up to 15per hour on the 19th and the waxing Moon will mean viewing conditions are favourable. http://www.imo.net/calendar/2012#leo There are a number of minor showers also occurring at the same time but to help identify if you have seen a Leonid try and trace it back to it's radiant in Leo in the East. Leonids are also a fast moving meteor http://meteorshowersonline.com/leonids.html http://feraj.narod.ru/Radiants/Predictions/Leonids2012eng.html Happy viewing!