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how many meteors have you seen this year?

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#1 DSObserver2000

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

I've seen 97 so far, last year I managed to get 143 from August 7th-December 31st. How many have you seen?



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

I did not count them this year, but last year during the holiday at the sea side I've saw a total of 137 in one week. The Perseids peaked in that week.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:35 AM

A lot of the major showers last year got clouded out. The only shower I got a good look at were the Orionids, during almost full moon, but 137 in 1 week, wow... :bigshock:



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:09 AM

Two or three years ago I was often viewing meteorites from my room's window. It was not in the period of meteor showers and my fov was small but I could see at least five in one hour. But the neck pain...ouch.

In my opinion you can always see at least 10 sporadic meteorites in one hour, if you have a decent fov, patience ... and a comfortable position.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:46 PM

Ever since viewing the Leonid shower of 2001 for several hours , that peaked where I was viewing from at  ~ 3,500 per hour. I've become a bit jaded about most annual showers.








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