Orionids 22 October

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby jsc248 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:40 pm

Thanks Andy,
I wondered who was going to spoil the anticipation for us! Only kidding Andy, to be honest it's no more than I expected! I seem here in Liverpool to get clouded out of all the big events![:@][:o]
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby conor mcdonald » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:40 pm

Well i would like to wish everyone good luck! Myself and observing friend Martin will be doing a watch on Friday and Saturday what ever the weather, we have see many fireballs through clouds, so fingers crossed!
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby mrkrigdon » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:00 am

Hi John' Yet again thanks for the info' the thing is when something is dew to happen we've either got a full moon or clouds' this time it is clouds and i only wish that they would p...off so i can see something Good Luck.Mark.R
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby conor mcdonald » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:16 pm

Hi all. Me and a few other guys did a watch last night. We didint see much but were gona give it a try again tonight as its clear [:D]

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby snowman » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:50 pm

Hi Everyone
Went outside to have a look if the weather was clearing up and it dose'nt look to bad.About 45 minutes ago while I was standing there looking up I saw an extremley bright flash about 5 degrees east of scheat in pegasus. I was a satelite, as it continued heading south it faded but it was one of the brightest I've seen for a while. Did anyone else see it?

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby col » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:30 pm

Aaaaaaarg,i went out to look up becouse it seemed clearish,bit of a whispy thin bit of cloud,but able to see stars ok,then click a blxxdy security light came on a few doors away,[:@]aaaaaaarg [&:].ill try a bit later[;)]

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby conor mcdonald » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:03 am

[quote]ORIGINAL: snowman

Hi Everyone
Went outside to have a look if the weather was clearing up and it dose'nt look to bad.About 45 minutes ago while I was standing there looking up I saw an extremley bright flash about 5 degrees east of scheat in pegasus. I was a satelite, as it continued heading south it faded but it was one of the brightest I've seen for a while. Did anyone else see it?

Steve.
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Hi snowman interesting report. It sounds like a satelite tumbleing out of orbit, there are hunderds if not thousands of pieces of space junk up there and occasionally some of these catch the suns lights showing up as mag -7 or more. The flash could appear several times or only the once it all depends on what way it is spinning :)
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby snowman » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:53 am

Hi Conor
I have had a look on my sattrak program and loaded a file for iridium satelites and input the time I saw it and sure enough there it was, IRIDIUM 61. These satelites are known for their bright flashes so mystery solved. As for the meteor shower the only showers I will be seeing tonight are rain showers :(

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby emagtuk » Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:10 am

i'm new to all this but love looking at the sky even if i don't know what i am looking at. seen some lovely sights tonight, really clear here in suffolk. i am supposed to be looking to the east ish direction yes?
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby col » Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:43 am

Warm welcome emma,[:D]

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