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Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Graeme1858 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:56 pm

Just seen my first Perseids meteor! Heading South West through the top of Bootes. It had a pinkish hue to it.
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm

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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Graeme1858 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:59 am

Nice shots! Hopefully the clouds will clear for the weekend. If so I'll have the camera out on the tripod on Saturday night and earlier on Sunday night.
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:39 pm

I personally saw about half a dozen last night at Solarsphere Festival (near Builth Wells).
But it was mixed with using the telescope, binoculars and a camera - as well as making new friends, so I know I missed at least twice that number with my attention being elsewhere at the time.
The clouds and rain have moved in now, so no chance of seeing any more this weekend.

Still, the talks and the company are good.
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Graeme1858 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Brilliant! What talks have you seen (heard!)
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Gfamily2 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Mark McCaughrean from ESA gave a talk on how exploration is part of human culture, and how we're exploring the Solar System and beyond.

Another was by Will Gator about the dynamic sky - star birth and death, collisions of galaxies etc, and we also had a topical talk about meteors and meteor showers.

Tomorrow we have more from Megan Argo, Suzie Inner and a couple from Steve Tonkin.

Apparently, one clear night from the weekend is pretty typical. :)
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Graeme1858 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:31 pm

Excellent way to spend a weekend!
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Gfamily2 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 am

Graeme1858 wrote:Excellent way to spend a weekend!

If you've not been on a star party or equivalent, they're great, but Solarsphere does seem to attract better known speakers than some others.
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Aratus » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:14 pm

:cry:
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Re: Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Postby Gfamily2 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:05 pm

Aratus wrote::cry:

They haven't ended, we can expect to see some over the next couple of nights at least. We were seeing one every 10 minutes or so while distracted with a telescope on Friday, so if it's clear tonight or tomorrow there's a good chance of seeing some.

ETA - though I've just checked your location - maybe you'll get some decent thunderstorms instead!
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