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The colors of the big ones really light up the sky. The kids were yelling out the colors they were seeing. Even my 20yr old was excited. What a great time with family :)
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Lucky ducky! Happy you and the fam were able to enjoy together! You are a RockStarMommy huh!
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The colors of the big ones really light up the sky. The kids were yelling out the colors they were seeing. Even my 20yr old was excited. What a great time with family :)
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Lucky ducky! Happy you and the fam were able to enjoy together! You are a RockStarMommy huh!
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Awwww ty...so sweet :) We are going to try again tonight. Hopefully it will be clear bc they have been talking about it all morning :)
It is what it is...deal with it.
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The colors of the big ones really light up the sky. The kids were yelling out the colors they were seeing. Even my 20yr old was excited. What a great time with family :)
 Quoting: Rock Star Mommy


Lucky ducky! Happy you and the fam were able to enjoy together! You are a RockStarMommy huh!
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Awwww ty...so sweet :) We are going to try again tonight. Hopefully it will be clear bc they have been talking about it all morning :)
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Me too! I was invaded by clouds last night.....very disappointing!
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Haven't seen any yet.


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Saw a bunch this morning before twilight while waiting to hunt for ISON. One left a short-lived smoke trail behind it which remained faintly illuminated for a second or so after the meteor itself burned out.
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Thats what she said....







while looking at my TV screen.

// and not once she asked to see my "meteor"... :(
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Went out from 4 - 5 a.m. to a dark area, and saw about 40 of them in an hour. 3 were nice sized and left a little trail.

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Nice thread Hugh, saw a couple early this am
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lots of activity on SPAM 3D meteor

[link to www.merriott-astro.co.uk]
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lots of activity on SPAM 3D meteor

[link to www.merriott-astro.co.uk]
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I believe the actual peak is approximately 3 PM Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 Universal Time), so the radars should be active all day today and into the evening again.

[link to topaz.streamguys.tv]
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i need to know which way to look when i go out in the garden

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If you're fortunate enough to see a bolide (fireball) as bright as Venus or the Moon, please report it to the American Meteor Society's Report-A-Fireball service.

[link to www.amsmeteors.org]

You can check out the latest reports and sightings from the AMS homepage.

[link to www.amsmeteors.org]

Latest Worldwide Meteor News can be found here, too:

[link to lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp]

And thanks to our Canadian friends, we have a nice tutorial on Meteors and Physics.

[link to meteor.uwo.ca]
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as bright as venus is a big deal? i see like 2 a night. past week or so. 2 nights ago i saw 2 in the same are that could be called as bright as venus. love it. ill report anymore
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Question. Is it normal for a meteor to look like it hit something in mid-air and bounce off?


[link to fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov]
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Question. Is it normal for a meteor to look like it hit something in mid-air and bounce off?


[link to fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov]
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dome212

hey there Hugh!
Lets hope we can all get a squiz at a rock or two..just not too big..

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Supposed to be clear tonight, maybe I'll take the kids out =)
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Skywatchers readying for cosmic light show from meteor shower
Aug 9, 2013
The imminent Perseid meteor shower, the brightest and showiest of such events, could bring a light show of as many as 70 shooting stars an hour, experts say.
Sunday night into early Monday and again Monday night into early Tuesday will be the best times to see the annual meteor shower, they said.
A cloud of comet dust annually brings this shower, among the brightest and most reliable for sky watchers.
"The Perseids are the good ones," meteorite expert Bill Cooke of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., told USA Today.
The full article is here: [link to www.spacedaily.com]
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Perseid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: How to Watch
The annual Perseid meteor shower created by leftover bits of a comet is at its best in the night sky now, but there are a few tips to keep in mind to make the most the cosmic fireworks show.
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If bad weather spoils your Perseids viewing, don't fret. You can also watch the meteor display online tonight in two free webcasts. You can watch the Perseid meteor shower webcasts live on SPACE.com, courtesy of NASA and the Slooh Space
Beginning at nightfall, NASA's all-sky camera at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will offer a live view of the night sky and any meteors that flare up overhead. The webcast caught 14 Perseid meteors during its first night on Saturday (Aug. 10), MSFC officials said.

The full article with video links: [link to www.space.com]
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Clouds cleared long enough to see 3 early this morning, two from the south and one from the west.

fingers crossed for tonight.
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Supposed to be clear tonight, maybe I'll take the kids out =)
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Im in Vermont, what would be the best time to go out tonight and which direction do we look? My oldest (age 9) has really gotten into astronomy in the last year...got him his first telescope a few months back...I showed him an article about this meteor shower and he's super excited now =)

Thanks for all the links too!
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Will they be visible again tonight?

I got myself all comfy with my camera around 1am this morning but the fucking cloud came in.

Some sights are saying tonight should give a good show too but I would rather hear it from the experts here before I do a late night.
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Supposed to be clear tonight, maybe I'll take the kids out =)
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Im in Vermont, what would be the best time to go out tonight and which direction do we look? My oldest (age 9) has really gotten into astronomy in the last year...got him his first telescope a few months back...I showed him an article about this meteor shower and he's super excited now =)

Thanks for all the links too!
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Any time after dark. Just lie back and look up. The meteors enter the atmosphere from a 'radiant' point in Perseus which rises in the Northeast about 11 PM local time. However, they can shoot across the sky in all directions and may be seen anytime after dark. I hope you see some good ones!
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Will they be visible again tonight?

I got myself all comfy with my camera around 1am this morning but the fucking cloud came in.

Some sights are saying tonight should give a good show too but I would rather hear it from the experts here before I do a late night.
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Yep, tonight should be good for meteors again. Hopefully you have a camera on a tripod with an open shutter setting. If you see a meteor trail then click the shutter closed. On pics you'll notice the circular star trails (caused by the Earth's rotation) with the meteors slashing across them. Best of luck.

Here's today's updated photo gallery of Perseid Meteors:

[link to spaceweather.com]

Strangely, I don't see the customary star trails in these pics. I guess my technique is 'old-school', haha.
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Will they be visible again tonight?

I got myself all comfy with my camera around 1am this morning but the fucking cloud came in.

Some sights are saying tonight should give a good show too but I would rather hear it from the experts here before I do a late night.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22896601


Yep, tonight should be good for meteors again. Hopefully you have a camera on a tripod with an open shutter setting. If you see a meteor trail then click the shutter closed. On pics you'll notice the circular star trails (caused by the Earth's rotation) with the meteors slashing across them. Best of luck.

Here's today's updated photo gallery of Perseid Meteors:

[link to spaceweather.com]

Strangely, I don't see the customary star trails in these pics. I guess my technique is 'old-school', haha.
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Thanks for coming back to me. Much appreciated.

I have a camera only with a 60 second open shutter speed and f2.5 aperture, set it to about 400 ISO. There's light pollution which sucks but should be able to get average pics. I might take a drive out into the hills though.

I could layer some pics though to get the full circular effects?
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Will they be visible again tonight?

I got myself all comfy with my camera around 1am this morning but the fucking cloud came in.

Some sights are saying tonight should give a good show too but I would rather hear it from the experts here before I do a late night.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22896601


Yep, tonight should be good for meteors again. Hopefully you have a camera on a tripod with an open shutter setting. If you see a meteor trail then click the shutter closed. On pics you'll notice the circular star trails (caused by the Earth's rotation) with the meteors slashing across them. Best of luck.

Here's today's updated photo gallery of Perseid Meteors:

[link to spaceweather.com]

Strangely, I don't see the customary star trails in these pics. I guess my technique is 'old-school', haha.
 Quoting: Hugh M Eye


There are a number of ways you can get your camera to track the motion of the stars. You can build a "barn door" type tracker for pennies ( [link to en.wikipedia.org] ), you can mount your camera "piggyback" onto a polar aligned telescope with a tracking device, or you can even buy a dedicated camera mount designed to track the motion of the stars ( [link to www.hayneedle.com] ).
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I have a 10" Dobsonian Skywatcher scope but it doesn't have the tracking unfortunately. I'm quite new to it all so wanted to hone my skills manually first.

[link to www.firstlightoptics.com]