Last nights Meteor watch

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Last nights Meteor watch

Postby conor mcdonald » Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:46 pm

We started our own watch last night from 10:40pm and met up at 11. We walked in to the country and picked a field with a lovely horizon. It was a very good night and stayed mostly clear! We obsereved 30 meteors [b][/b](martin will confirm[b][/b]) some bright, some with two at the same time and others faint. I managed to catch my first proper meteor going through ursa major during a quiet spell. We finshed are 3[b][/b]( martin will confrim again[b][/b]) due to clouds

Notice my eyes wide open due to excessive over load of Coffee [:D]
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby jsc248 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:13 pm

Nice report Conor,
Thanks for that, I was clouded out!
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby les » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:50 pm

Hi Conor,
Thanks for the report,I was unable to do any Perseid observing last night. I had high hopes for tonight but it seems to be getting cloudier here.[:@]
Regards Les.
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby cookie » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:06 pm

Hi Conor,
You lucky people... HELLO MARTIN [:D][:D]
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby lunatone » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:20 am

I was lucky enough to capture one on my camera..will upload asap but really pleased. It was pretty clear here, and spent a couple of hours just taking short exposure pics of around 30secs at 1600 ASA on my 300D. I used an 18 - 70 lens which was fully set to largest apature, with 18mm set to capture as much sky as poss.

Apart from managing to capture aircraft passing through the pic and the occasional satelite trail the only one caught was when shooting towards Vega (virtually overhead) and the one and only Meteor was caught running through the frame at 90 degrees to the base of the pic.

Take a look and hopefully it will load...but really enjoyed the evening.


Best regards,

Dave.

[image]local://1024/E1D1386E1E574EB69ECB67F480708F01.jpg[/image]
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby cookie » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:50 pm

Manage to see three meteors and three something else, looked like a flush of light without any tail, like firework display, around Vega, it was early though between 10:-10.30, after that it clouded over.
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby jsc248 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:40 pm

Nice image dave,
Very well captured, bright meteor at that!
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby s_hawkins » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:20 pm

...Like i said in another post....It's been disappointing here in Hertfordshire, although, it's now starting to clear up! Unlucky or what?! [&:]

Always next year...[:)]
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RE: Last nights Meteor watch

Postby skymaster » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:50 pm

nice image Dave.well done.
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