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