Orionids 22 October

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Orionids 22 October

Postby jsc248 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:43 pm

Hi Gang,
Just a quick heads up for the Orionids on the 22 October. A new moon will help with the display this year. Check the details here [url=http://www.space.com/spacewatch/061013_night_sky.html]http://www.space.com/spacewatch/061013_night_sky.html[/url] and watch out for Andys (Big Dipper) calender announcement nearer the event!
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby big dipper » Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:30 am

John, I've got the peak posted for the 21st - so I assume this means the night of the 21st/22nd. [:D] ZHR is 25 & as you rightly point out, the moon will not interfere this year.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby cookie » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:53 pm

THANK YOU, YOU TWO. I hope I'll be able to stay up.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby jsc248 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:50 pm

Quite right Andy,
Peaking 21/22 I'm really hopeing for a good display and clear skies this year.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby col » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:33 am

Thats good timing, i might be able to look out for this ,thanks john[:D]

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby piglet » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:46 am

I think it's worth saying you should start looking around the 17th/18th for these as has been the case for me for many a year you will see some splendid Meteors in that time and also if it's cloudy on the given dates at least you will of observed some of the up and coming shower. Same can be said of just after the given peak times...

Good luck all, personally i can't wait!

James[;)]
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby jsc248 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:20 pm

Good point James,
Most people (including myself!) always have a tendancy to mention peak dates and forget the run ups. Thanks for the heads up.
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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby sleeplessandy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:00 pm

Hoping for clear skies since we've planned to be way outside London for this. In a field, near Corfe Castle :)

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby col » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:53 pm

Good idea, ill get my binos out becouse im on midnight finishes before im off ,so will be able to get a peek about one am ish[:)]

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RE: Orionids 22 October

Postby sleeplessandy » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:23 pm

Rain forecast all weekend [:(]
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