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lyrids meteor shower

Postby big binoculars » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:50 pm

hi,all, anyone been on a meteor watch!!
this is my main passion,meteors,comets. i,ve been so wrapped up with
73P/SW, i have not even managed a single meteor watch.
i hope to get one 'in'.anyone seen any meteors!.
cheers,andy.
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RE: lyrids meteor shower

Postby mrkrigdon » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:56 am

Hi andy what date are the lyrids showers are at their peek thank you mark rigdon[;)]
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RE: lyrids meteor shower

Postby sftonkin » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:20 am


[quote]ORIGINAL: mrkrigdon

Hi andy what date are the lyrids showers are at their peek thank you mark rigdon[;)]
[/quote]

They are active from around 16-25 April; this year they peak today! At 16:30 UT! -- so radio obs only, I'm afraid. For visual obs, Murphy's Variable Nebula was true to form and at a maximum this morning; it may be worth trying tonight, but the geometry is such that meteor showers are generally at their best after midnight when Earth's rotation takes us to the leading edge of its orbit.

For future reference:
[url=http://www.imo.net/calendar/2006]IMO Shower Calendar[/url]
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RE: lyrids meteor shower

Postby big dipper » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:56 am

Yes check out the Sky at Night calendar which I fill in every month. As Stephen says, today is the maximum.
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RE: lyrids meteor shower

Postby keithmorris » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:50 pm

I got off work Saturday just before midnight (approx 23:58). Stood outside for over an hour, did I see any Lyrids? Did I ****!!!!! Very disappointed, did I miss them by 24 hours? Should I have been looking at 00:01 22/4/2006 instead of 00:01 23/4/2006? Bet I got it wrong again!

Here come those men in white coats, gotta run now, byeeeeeeee!

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RE: lyrids meteor shower

Postby andrew short » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:36 am

I saw a few meteors that appeared to radiate from the Lyra region on Friday night,but like you andy I was too wrapped up in my search for 73P/SW to really notice.I was intending to give more attention to the shower at it's maximum on Saturday,but it was b****y cloudy again![:@]
My favourite meteor shower of the year is the Geminids in December,it always seems to produce good rates and has nice bright meteors with long trails.I haven't got to see it at maximum since 2000,been clouded out every year since.Had a good view of the Perseids last year though.[:D]

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RE: lyrids meteor shower

Postby big binoculars » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:36 am

hi,andrew.i,ve just managed to see 73p/sw.i too had a few good nights watching the 'perseids' last year.meteor watching is my 'thing'.
the weather has turned out '****' again.it's now belting down.
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