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Swithin StCleeve

Perseids in Shropshire? Nice dark sky, astro-friendly campsite

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Just a reminder for you Shropshire/West Midlands folks, I'm arranging a low-key weekend of Perseid watching and general astronomy antics in Shropshire. Six quid a night, dark sky, friendly campsite. The details and some pictures are on my blog in the sig. Everyone welcome!

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Sounds wonderful compared to my polluted Bedfordshire sky.  Also, it is rather cloudy here.  I wish you happy pereids!

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Darn, a bit late for me now! Half a dozen perseids including one small fireball and one through the finderscope so far - spent most time looking at a guiding graph imitating your blue remembered hills...

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Some dappled cloud here but a fair bit of clear sky. Spent an hour sitting in the garden sipping a glass of malt with my daughter. Saw eight including a couple of really bright ones. Lovely evening but relatively quiet for Perseids. 

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Hope you had a good night, Swithin Stcleeve... I used to live near that campsite's location and it's very dark out that way... Around 6.2 NELM... :)

 

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Thanks Beulah. Between the ten of us we saw 102 meteorites in two hours. I saw three stunners, very bright golden objects leaving smoke trails, fantastic!

What's NELM?

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5 minutes ago, Swithin StCleeve said:

Thanks Beulah. Between the ten of us we saw 102 meteorites in two hours. I saw three stunners, very bright golden objects leaving smoke trails, fantastic!

What's NELM?

Wow, testament to how dark the skies were..  :) Already looking forward to next year's show...

NELM is Naked Eye Limiting Magnitude - basically the faintest stars that can be seen by dark-adapted eyes at the Zenith on a moonless night. Of course, this is depending on one's eyesight! :D

 

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