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James74
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Perseids Second Peak? new
      #6047999 - 08/26/13 11:59 PM

On another note from the earlier post, I have seen at least 4 meteors consistent with the Perseid meteor shower. I understand that meteor shower predictions are only estimates and that meteor density is dependent on the dust density of the comet remnants. Is it possible that we hit another dense patch?

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GlennLeDrew
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Re: Perseids Second Peak? new [Re: James74]
      #6048085 - 08/27/13 01:28 AM

I thought the Perseid stream was wide enough to result in meteors for weeks before and after the peak...

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Moondoggy
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Re: Perseids Second Peak? new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #6048104 - 08/27/13 01:53 AM

Guys,I have noticed the same meteor movement here in Southern Middle Tennessee. Very Cool !
Bill


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James74
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Re: Perseids Second Peak? new [Re: Moondoggy]
      #6048789 - 08/27/13 01:01 PM

I didn't track them, but I did see 4 in a 6 min period. I think I may have missed a couple on top of that out of the corner of my eye. It was enough to catch my eye when I want looking for them.

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Re: Perseids Second Peak? new [Re: James74]
      #6050423 - 08/28/13 10:46 AM

I was in a small town, Simcoe Ont. Canada last Saturday night [Aug. 24) 42.833N 80.3000W.
At approx. 9pm DST 4 fireballs, over the span of approx. four minutes. came out of the east and went through Ursa Major. All of them followed the same path skimming past Alioth and all were orange in colour.
Unfortunately our backs were against an apartment wall so we couldn't tell their exact path from the east but I just assumed they were Perseids.


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AstroTatDad
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Re: Perseids Second Peak? [Re: skywatch27]
      #6053339 - 08/29/13 08:42 PM

Around 3:30am this morning I stepped out side, it was very nice out. The moon was up but the skies were so nice and clear. No glow around the Moon at all, the skies around the moon were nice and dark. I stayed out for maybe 45mins, just with a pair of Binoculars and I'm glade I did. I seen a total of 7 meteors, 3 of the meteors that I seen were nice big bright orange ones. Great viewing out this AM even with the moon out, the moon agreed with a big smile.

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groz
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Re: Perseids Second Peak? new [Re: AstroTatDad]
      #6111568 - 10/01/13 04:56 PM

We wont be missing many meteors here anymore.

Moved into a new home on Aug 15, and I finally got the all-sky camera set up and running. It's new to us, so I'm still learning how to calibrate frames from it, and will be experimenting some with exposure times. I took this on the evening of Aug 25.

http://youtu.be/9-FL_brgZ6M

30 second exposures, using a Starlight Xpress Occulus all-sky camera.

Whole bunch of airplanes, a bunch of satellites, and at least one meteor.

On the next clear night, I'm going to experiment a bit with 10 and 15 second exposures.


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PhaedrusUpshaw
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Re: Perseids Second Peak? new [Re: groz]
      #6112219 - 10/01/13 11:20 PM

Quote:

We wont be missing many meteors here anymore.

Moved into a new home on Aug 15, and I finally got the all-sky camera set up and running. It's new to us, so I'm still learning how to calibrate frames from it, and will be experimenting some with exposure times. I took this on the evening of Aug 25.

http://youtu.be/9-FL_brgZ6M

30 second exposures, using a Starlight Xpress Occulus all-sky camera.

Whole bunch of airplanes, a bunch of satellites, and at least one meteor.



On the next clear night, I'm going to experiment a bit with 10 and 15 second exposures.




Great video, very impressive.
Clear Skies,
Bill


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