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I'm off out at 7pm tonight. meeting up with local club members for a bit of a social. I'm taking the solar scope for a bit of shared visual and a dslr for the perseids. Hoping the clouds stay away.

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I haven't seen any the last few nights but then I've only been out sporadically.

Don't forget for those who have poor weather you can still listen to the meteor echoes via http://spaceweatherradio.com/ and can also watch the live view from the N.L.O http://www.meteorsca...eteor-live.html

So you're a sporadic meteor observer then Jarrod? :grin:

Got this one very close to the radiant on Wednesday night - totally by accident, just a single shot, I was trying to get a nice shot of Perseus over the hill. I usually leave the camera clicking away for an hour or two to catch a Perseid, with no luck!

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Hope we get clear skies tonight. Think the forecast is better for tomorrow night.

Pete

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Hi all if can get out just seen 5 meteors in short succession in general direction from Cassiopeia to Cygnus :)

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Saw ISS through the clouds earlier.

Even more cloudy now. Solid overcast, in fact :(

I'm off to bed!

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I caught three earlier this evening over 5 minutes around 22:30hrs, but the sky has given way to high mackerel clouds which are reflecting a lot of light. Still a glimpse is better than nothing and I've not totally given up yet!

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Clouds rolling in ,will give it till midnight to clear then give up as tomorrow I'm off to pick up new WOptic110FLT.

Dave

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This evenings results.....

Spotted by me...........4

Spotted by the group.........15

Captured on camera by me............0

Other captures.........

Multiple plane...

Satellites..........4

IRIDIUM FLARES......1 :cool: :cool: This is a first for me. Will process the images tomorrow.

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Clouds rolling down here in Berkshire. Not looking good for tonight. I did spot one before the doom descended though.

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I packed up, covered the scope up then looked up to see the clouds suddenly cleared - drat and double drat! No more meteors though, calling it a night and hoping for better tomorrow!

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Clear as a bell now - though only clocked two more, but one quite impressive long trail fizzing orange/red. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Had a lovely pass of the ISS right overhead horizon to horizon after 10, then two long Perseids in the north before cloud cover.

Here's hoping for clear skies,Nick.

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I am not having much luck either, the skies have got very clouded over the last few days but tonight's forecast is good (if I can trust it). Last night the cloud started coming in while the ISS was crossing overhead, and things got worse after that, I did not even get a chance to see M13.

Fngers crossed for tonight, I am probably going to be up until 0100am and hope that is long enough.

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Iss was brightest seen so far, maybe because was overhead! Saw 8 persids plus an iridium flare not bad for a semi cloudy night

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out from 10.30 to 01.15 last night.

14 from general direction of Perseus, mostly faint and short, but three with longer trails and one very bright at 12.40 ish.

4 from other directions

Clouds rolled in at 1.15.

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Rubbish, weather was perfect but only saw 4 up to about 2am then fell asleep.

Just about to check the camera and see what that has.

edit: Failure, I only have 4 pictures. Either the camera only took 4 which I would find surprising as it was flat this morning or my darks have over written them.

Extremely disappointed. :(

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It's really encouraging to see all the coverage on radio and TV that the Perseids is getting.

andrew

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It will be good if the met office have this right. If it looks good I think I will head out with my gear and see if I can get some pics.

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Not that I believe any of them, but both 7timer and the Met office are predicting clear skies for me in Bembridge!

Scopes all setup and ready and the deckchair and bins are ready to hand - now all we need is a proper show :)

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Not that I believe any of them, but both 7timer and the Met office are predicting clear skies for me in Bembridge!

Scopes all setup and ready and the deckchair and bins are ready to hand - now all we need is a proper show smile.gif

That is being organised.:)

It would be nice to get the chance to leave the camera running for a couple of hours.

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That is being organised. :)

Not quite - I left everything setup/parked last night with a cover over the scope! Just need to reconnect the electricity. It will be a whole lot simpler once the obsy is completed.

Sadly I don't have any wide angled imaging kit available for catching the meteors - but the bins and deckchair should afford a good view of the sky between kicking off imaging runs on the 200P.

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It would be nice to get the chance to leave the camera running for a couple of hours.

I thought I did, I got 4 subs and not 400 like I was hoping.

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I thought I did, I got 4 subs and not 400 like I was hoping.

I have had a similar problem when doing three minute runs with my 1000d. Not sure I have it sorted yet but it was suggested that I turn off in camera noise reduction and make sure it is only set for RAW. Hopefully I will find out later if it will retain all shots.

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