Perseids meteor shower

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« on: 11/08/2009 07:21:54 »
Just in case anyone hasn't realised, over the next few nights, Earth will be passing through the debris of the Perseids meteor. So if you live away from the light pollution of large towns and cities, the night sky could put on a nice show.

The night of 12/13 Aug will be the best, but the moon, almost at its last quarter, may be a bit of a problem.
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« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2009 09:14:31 »
True the Perseids are the best and most reliable meteors and well worth a look.   

I agree about the access problems and have sent an email to chris the administrator pointing it out.   we currently have to sneak in the "back door" via one of the topics you put on the front page as both of the side bars seem to throw an error after putting up the stuff about hepatitis week.
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« Reply #2 on: 11/08/2009 11:14:23 »
In my Apple voice "There's an app for that"
http://bit.ly/TcbTm

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« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2009 12:28:08 »
In my Apple voice "There's an app for that"
http://bit.ly/TcbTm

It's 99cents !!..hurummpth !!
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« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2009 12:39:02 »
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Features:

** Live countdown to the peak of the meteor shower

** Viewing tips provided by veteran meteor watchers

** News updates about early meteor sightings and other events, broadcast by SpaceWeather.com

** Sky map showing where in the sky the meteors will originate

** Photo gallery gives you live updates of beautiful photos of the meteor shower taken by photographers around the world

99cents for what?

Live countdown....... I have a watch, thank you.
Viewing tips.......... Look up, keep eyes open.
News updates.......... Look! There's one and another and another.....
Sky map............... Have you got that map upside down?
Photo gallery......... 'Look at this picture!' 'Oh yes, BUGGER, now I missed that one through looking at that bleeding picture!'

99 cents down the drain.
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« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2009 12:57:24 »
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Features:

** Live countdown to the peak of the meteor shower

** Viewing tips provided by veteran meteor watchers

** News updates about early meteor sightings and other events, broadcast by SpaceWeather.com

** Sky map showing where in the sky the meteors will originate

** Photo gallery gives you live updates of beautiful photos of the meteor shower taken by photographers around the world

99cents for what?

Live countdown....... I have a watch, thank you.
Viewing tips.......... Look up, keep eyes open.
News updates.......... Look! There's one and another and another.....
Sky map............... Have you got that map upside down?
Photo gallery......... 'Look at this picture!' 'Oh yes, BUGGER, now I missed that one through looking at that bleeding picture!'

99 cents down the drain.


If ewe pm me your address Don I'll send ewe the 99 cents !


yes..yes..I heard a good tip this morning too......the bloke said .....go into your garden ...take a blankey , lay on it and look up !

This is good advice because I was planning to watch my washing machine !

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« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2009 13:14:34 »
Cool beans... I will try to watch tonight and tomorrow!

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« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2009 23:20:07 »
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I doubt the meteors will be as frequent as depicted on Google.
« Last Edit: 11/08/2009 23:22:18 by RD »

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« Reply #8 on: 11/08/2009 23:39:38 »
I just saw one !

YAYYYY !!

That makes me an astronomer !!...easy peasy !
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« Reply #9 on: 12/08/2009 07:28:04 »
Never mind shooting stars, not even so much as a strolling minor celebrity last night.

Oh well, the best is yet to come.
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« Reply #10 on: 12/08/2009 14:15:36 »
Spent about 30 minutes observing last night and saw about 6.  More to come tonight!

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« Reply #11 on: 12/08/2009 14:22:49 »
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99cents for what? Blah, Blah, Blah
99 cents down the drain.

Thats right, shoot the messenger. Cant afford 59p!!!

Well it was overcast last night and my Iphone app told me not to bother, thank you 59p for saving me getting cold.

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« Reply #12 on: 12/08/2009 22:29:52 »
Not a sausage down here saw some  flecks other night, anyone know how old the cloud is?
Like when did this and the Leonid event happen?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/08/2009 07:42:15 »
I think it's about 2000 yrs old.

Bugger all again last night, too cloudy & rain peeing down.

Think I'll get a gun and take a trip to some TV station........ Now that's what you call 'shooting stars'!
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