Perseid Meteors

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Perseid Meteors

Postby Aratus » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:17 am

I put out my home-made 'All Sky' camera last night (9th/10th) to see if I could bag any meteors. The cloud came and went throughout the night, but I managed to get one at about 0114 UT. The moon, as well a lightening the sky played havoc with the plastic dome protecting the camera, producing flares, shading and bright spots all over the image. The meteor trail is about 16 degrees long, and must have burnt out with a flash with no noticeable residue since there is no sign of the trail continuing beyond the flash. The flash might have been equivalent to a first magnitude star. I'll have another go tonight. I'll try to shade the dome from the direct moonlight.
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The peak of the meteor shower will be on Saturday night Sunday morning.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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Re: Perseid Meteors

Postby Aratus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:56 pm

Some years the luck runs out. I waited until the rain stopped at about midnight when it cleared for about 20 minutes. No meteors were seen. It then clouded over until 30 minutes before dawn, when it was too light to see them anyway.
Nice photos of moonlight clouds - I suppose. :roll:
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I hope others were more successful.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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Re: Perseid Meteors

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:12 pm

I've been busy with them, too:

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