Orionids 22 October

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby emagtuk » Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:43 am

thank you. where am i needing to look? have seen some nice 'shooting stars' but as they are only on average every 2 minutes, i don't want to miss them by looking in the wrong direction.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby barnardstar2 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:33 am

Look towards Orion in the East. If they can be seen they should come from Betelgeuse.... the top left
star.

good luck


ps seen 5 so far, all travelling east west and almost all overhead or to the south
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby les » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:50 pm

HI All,
I took some time out from my obsevations and sat back with a cuppa for a half hour of meteor watching.Facing south between 1:45 and 2:15 BST I saw 6 fast moving Orinids two were spectacular(one through the Square of Pegasus the other through Cassiopeia) they left very brief but beautiful trains.[:)]I planned another watch later but it clouded over and was raining by 5 am.[:@]
Regards Les.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby cookie » Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:06 pm

You lucky people, no luck for me, clouds lightning wind and rain... got up at 3am there was a window in the sky, stood there for a while admiring Orion + but no orinids about, then the clouds came over again... so, back to bed.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby minerva » Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:13 pm

Saw some lovely ones here in cambs, sky was clear so I went for a drive into the middle of nowhere for a good look. Was unfortunately scared off at 2am tho by a helicopter with a search light heading in my direction - more put off with the thought of what they were looking for than the annoying light pollution!
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby barnardstar2 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:53 pm

I ended up watching for about two hours until a really heavy dew on an expensive lens stopped play. I lost count of how many I saw (over20) but most were travelling E>W and overhead to the south. I saw one very short one in Orion travelling from a 2 O'clock to 8 O'clock position and another that was travelling S>E so that may not have been an Orionid.

Three were intense and left incandescent trails that lasted a few seconds (all overhead) but could I get any of them on "film" NO [:@]. I started of taking 90 sec exposures and ended up with my laptop hooked up to my camera taking 30sec exposures with 5 second gaps @ ISO1600 (still want to say ASA!).

Anybody want to see 72 pictures of assorted star trails? [:D]
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby stonky » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:50 pm

Watched this years Orionids from a beach in Rhodes with very good dark skys.

Couldn't have planned this years vacation for a better time.....[:D][:D][:D]
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby sleeplessandy » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:36 pm

We were in the middle of a field a mile from Corfe. What a beautiful day it was on Saturday, which stayed clear enough for us in the evening to watch a dozen or so, before clouding over at abou 00:30. :D

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby senua » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:36 pm

Clouds, wind and rain.

Better luck next time.[&:]
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby sonia » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:53 pm

It always clouds over when there is something happening, aaaaaaaargh!
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