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Offline Snowcrash Topic starter
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The Perseid meteor shower with be on the 12-13th August this year.

Estimates are about 60 per hour.

Get to the darkest skies you can and for best viewing I recommend a sun lounger, a pillow and a towel (the dew can be a problem).

Happy sky watching...
Posted July 12, 2010, 19:12:05 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash Topic starter
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Just a reminder that it's this thur/fri to keep your eyes skyward.

Here's hoping for clear skies.
Posted August 11, 2010, 23:30:12 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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Thanks for the heads up, at the moment we have cloud above us, will it clear by tonight, hmm, hope so would like to see it in action.
Posted August 12, 2010, 10:58:55 AM Logged

Offline Snowcrash Topic starter
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Was clear from 10:30 'til about 11:30 when I went home.

I saw about 10 with 3 of 'em good smoke trails. Judging by the 'ooo's and 'ahhh's I missed about 10 as well. Was supposed to be 60 per hour at peak, more like 20 I rekon.

It's raining at the mo. but tonight (fri) should be good too.
Posted August 13, 2010, 17:20:40 PM Logged
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Was a bit cold for me to stay out but I did see 2.

Got the T-Shirt  Smiley
Posted August 13, 2010, 17:42:08 PM Logged

Online Freddy
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I was going to take a look last night (Friday) but it was chucking it down and I the sky would have been just cloud.  Is it worth looking tonight (Saturday) ?
Posted August 14, 2010, 13:13:56 PM Logged

Offline Data
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According to Snowcrash, recently spoke to him, you will still see them for about another week or so.
Posted August 14, 2010, 14:28:52 PM Logged

Online Freddy
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Excellent. I will try again then !  Thanks  Cheesy
Posted August 14, 2010, 15:52:36 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash Topic starter
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Thursday night was the peak so be patient.

Persius is a constellation below casiopia (the W) north east ish so they radiate from there.

Found this video. What can I say?

<iframe width="554" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/01-X_oj_j4A?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Posted August 15, 2010, 02:07:20 AM
Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 02:21:36 AM by Snowcrash
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Offline Carl2
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  Thanks for putting that in Snowcrash, very nice film.  Wish I could put in those effects in movies I made with my camera.
Carl2
Posted August 15, 2010, 23:29:30 PM Logged

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What you need is 3DS MAX and a couple of spare years to learn it.

Excellent prog. if a little expensive.
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