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Roel
professor emeritus


Reged: 04/22/07

Loc: Deventer, The Netherlands
Spectacular Perseids
      #5364438 - 08/12/12 09:01 AM Attachment (28 downloads)

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower occurs at noon from my longitude, so the best period to observe the meteors would this morning before dawn. I took a comfortable chair and my sketching materials to my favorite observing site to sketch as much meteors as possible. At the eve of my obseving session I already prepared the layout for the sketch: a starry sky (with the brightest stars as visible around the observing time) and a bit of a horizon. At the site I drew the meteors and the fainter stars at the right position.

Despite it was still hours before the real maximum, it was a spectacle! A lot of bright meteors, some with smoke trails. Sadly I missed some of the brightest because I was busy sketching a fainter one...

Clear skies!



Larger version: http://www.roelblog.nl/2012/08/perseiden-2012-spektakel/ (click on the image in the link)


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Spectacular Perseids new [Re: Roel]
      #5364505 - 08/12/12 10:14 AM

Roel,

Very pleasing scene. Excellent sketching.

Frank


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Spectacular Perseids new [Re: frank5817]
      #5365328 - 08/12/12 07:55 PM

Roel,

your sketch is wonderful!

Jean


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Ed D
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: Spectacular Perseids new [Re: JeanB]
      #5365514 - 08/12/12 09:53 PM

Wow, that's a really nice sketch. Thanks for posting it.

Ed D


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Kris.
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: Belgium
Re: Spectacular Perseids new [Re: Ed D]
      #5365866 - 08/13/12 03:37 AM

great looking sketch! i seem to miss them every year!

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Spectacular Perseids new [Re: Roel]
      #5366455 - 08/13/12 01:17 PM

Roel,

Good sketch of the Spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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astronz59
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Reged: 09/15/10

Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: Spectacular Perseids new [Re: Roel]
      #5367755 - 08/14/12 05:14 AM

Great atmosphere in this sketch Roel! Obviously your careful planning paid off. Thanks for sharing

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