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Did anyone catch any then?

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I had the camera taking 30sec exposures from midnight till 3am and seem to have caught....... 1 Perseid!

Will have a better check of the images later but it's not exactly loads is it!

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Hi.

I saw one really good shooting star Tuesday night, right of Cassiapia constellation.

Weather was horrible yesterday (Wednesday).

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Nothing last night - too cloudy in SE Herts! Forecast is a bit better for tonight though.

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I saw 9, two good ones, and captured 4 on the camera over an hour or so on Tuesday... all been posted up, along with the startrails of the stack of images I took.. I figured I might as well use them for something :)

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What do you guys think about the odds of seeing some tonight? Predicted clear skies all night down here in S Wales so I was thinking about taking myself outside for a couple of hours. Does the ZHR reduce dramatically after the peak, or is there a chance of seeing a few Perseids, conditions permitting?

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Typically, tonight we have very clear sky. Casseopia has yet to rise within view (low haze to the horizon). I borrowed the binoculars from the control room and had a wee gander at Jupiter, saw one of the moons (dunno which one!) but have no means to attach them to a tripod, so back they went. I'll keep popping out to see what, if anything, I can see. Still hoping to snag one on the xd card though.

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A friend and I went to Mugdock Country Park just north of Glasgow and saw about 15 per hour! Really bright ones aswell! It was suprisingly busy with loads of people there. Its really great to see something like that bringing a community together!

The weather was actually fantastic from about 11 til 1, but it was just the moon that ruined the viewing!

Still thought it a success though!

Should be able to see some tonight, i imagine there will be about 25 per hour or so if you are in dark enough skies!

Stacey

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Sounds like you had a lovely night Stacey, the gatherings with plenty of people always seem to make it extra special :) Going to do any observing tonight? I'm hoping to get outside between 22:30 and 02:00

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Haven't seen a thing. 80% clear on the 11th, was out for an hour and not a single meteor. Total cloud coverage last night and early this morning. At least my EPs are clean and my scope is collimated! :)

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that's it SP, always look on the bright side :) what's the weather looking like for you this evening? Hope you manage to see something... even if it's just one meteor! I saw an amazing meteor the other night, very long blue/white trail heading down through the Summer Triangle.

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Well the weather for here has been forcast as partly cloudy so we will see what that actually means when the time comes!:)

I found between 12 and 1 last night to be the time when the meteors seem to peak for the night, it was really beautiful.

Just unfortunate about the moon, but even seeing a few makes you happy you spent the time waiting!

Good luck with tonight!

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I sat out in the garden with my son on the reclining chairs and we saw about 25 or so in about an hour and a half, then the moon came up and hazy cloud started increasing and we called it a night.

Forecast for this area tonight isnt too good with heavy rain moving in overnight and persisting through the weekend.

I enjoyed just lying there gazing at the heavens while my son bombarded me with questions about space and time etc :)

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that's it SP, always look on the bright side :) what's the weather looking like for you this evening? Hope you manage to see something... even if it's just one meteor! I saw an amazing meteor the other night, very long blue/white trail heading down through the Summer Triangle.

Sounds gorgeous - you have got to be looking in the right place at the right time to see them in such detail. :eek: I have seen a few meteors whilst observing, when I last had a clear night (um, ages ago?)

The weather in my area...both Mess-O and Met Check say lots of cloud.:) My kids said to me this morning we need to move to a mountain somewhere or invent a two mile long telescope..........:p

Actually thinking about it - Wales is having a nice clear night.....an hour's drive and I'd be somewhere in the centre....hmmm, where's me tent?

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I didnt bother taling any photos. Tuesday night we all sat out in the tub and saw around 20 all told, including a couple of non persieds.

The perseids themselves were pretty bright, and a few left good smoke trails.

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10 till 12pm on Tuesday night up on the hills with some freinds.... saw 12 meteors lol. A great laugh tho.. was nice to be able to do a little 'tour of the sky' with the lazer pen for some strangers :-).

Matt

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Well done getting the image. If you think about it the odds of getting the camera pointing exactly in the right place where a meteor will happen to pass in the seconds that the shutter is open is quite small.

The shower carries on for sometime yet and will the Moon getting out of the way the fainter meteors should be visible too.

Mike

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I was out on tuesday from 22.30 - 23.20, saw two meteors streak from the vicinity of cassiopia to ursa major, I say vicinity as they emerged from a cloud front that finally scuppered my meteor watch at 23.20.

John

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hi to you all i stayed up till 4-30 ish both nights and did not see a thing in worksop notts but thats life have a good night all Geoff

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I saw a few on tuesday night and got out last night between 11 and 12 and saw 12 in about 40 mins. 5 bright ones (although 1 was not a perseid).

1 of note was at about 11:50 in the west long bright and horizontal with the horizon...ish.

It was a very good night but seems to be very hazy here in the very hot weather I suppose that affects the seeing..

Neil C

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Is it worth looking tonight as the skies are looking pretty clear here, or have we missed it? It was really cloudy here last night :)

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I think it's still worth a look. They are going to be tailing off for a little while yet.

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Was planning on heading out to a dark site with some friends and a pack of beers. Well, the friends bailed so we didn't go but I did catch a really bright one on the off-chance after going home from the pub.

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Managed to see a couple in the southeast last night and will have a look around tonight again,

wed was a complete blanket so no chance but last night was fairly clear,

lets hope tonights the same,

regards ron.s.g

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Not a sausage :) but I did see grizelda, the man eating spider lurking near the window frame...:) - talk about "end of observing session"

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