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Old 08-04-2010, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default 2010 Perseid Meteors - It's that time again!

Hey everyone!

The meteor showers are growing in itensity, with the most activity ocurring August 12-13. You can find my results from last year here.

This year, the moon will be much less of a problem so if you are in an area with no cloud cover, it should be a good show.

I'll be doing some pratice shooting this weekend, I'm tweaking my setup to hopefully improve my results. I'll post my info and progress here for any who are interested.

Take care!

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #2
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I'm not holding my breath here - in our area, every predicted 'shower' either has been obscured by heavy cloud cover or simply failed to live up to it's billing. Ive yet to see more than three of four an hour under any circumstances... :-(
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reminder.... I probably would have missed it otherwise.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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Hey everyone!

The meteor showers are growing in itensity, with the most activity ocurring August 12-13. You can find my results from last year here.

This year, the moon will be much less of a problem so if you are in an area with no cloud cover, it should be a good show.

I'll be doing some pratice shooting this weekend, I'm tweaking my setup to hopefully improve my results. I'll post my info and progress here for any who are interested.

Take care!

Quietman

Thanks for the reminder, Quietman.

You have been--er...quiet lately. ~smile~
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reminder as well! I look forward to this every year.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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This is one of my favorite showers! Near Fredericksburg, TX there is a place called Enchanted Rock. It is a HUGE monolith of granite that just pokes out of the ground. When I say poke I mean about 600' of poking up. There is a trail of sorts that leads to the top and my daughter and I would climb up before dark and hang out until the show starts, just lay on our backs and count the meteors. We would bring about a dozen light sticks and set them on the trail as we would climb up so that we could find our way back in the dark...I made the mistake once of trying to climb down in the dark with nothing more than a keychain flashlight...okay for a daredevil like me, but not for a kid...

Keeping my fingers crossed for clear skies that night!
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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No ones posted since their highlight?

They were WONDERFULL this year. WAY more than last years show. 10-12 in no time at all!
Thursday eve....I went to camp to view them without the dimming effects of the city lights on the evenings sky.
Took fifty thousand photos of squiggly lines and blurry circles...All before midnight.... The best was yet to come around 3-5:00 am.
Kept me busy and out longer than I would have been had I just been standing there in the mosquito hatchery.
I developed a really bad headache by the next day from either the neck stress or blood loss....
I should have been laying down for viewing them that long.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #8
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Havalotta,
We had horrible viewing here on the east coast. For the past week or more, we get lots of cloud cover as the evening approaches. Three nights in a row, I hoped to see some and each night--CLOUDS! No rain, mind you, just clouds.

Finally starting to rain as I type this. I hope we get the two inches they are calling for; they are saying we are close to a drought again.

So glad you got to see so many!
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All it's been doing is raining here... Lucked out on that ONE eve!
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #10
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As I predicted, not a single meteorite showed here - Bah, humbug - IMHO, meteor showers are an urban myth ...
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