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12 years 11 months ago - 12 years 11 months ago #90242 by michaeloconnell
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Great video clip re the Perseids this year:

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12 years 11 months ago - 12 years 11 months ago #90244 by Frank Ryan
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Awesome,
they should have got 'gruff voice movie trailer guy'
to do the voice over.

I can just hear it..

'This summer...
ancient visitors... will come to our skies...'

Pass the popcorn!

DOWN IN FRONT!!

ahh crap..I sat on my 3D specs...

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12 years 11 months ago #90273 by Seanie_Morris
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Let's hope for clear skies, if only because we're having a Full Moon on the night...

:-(

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Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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12 years 11 months ago #90283 by Frank Ryan
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Huge fireball last night.. round midnight...
anybody else see it?

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12 years 11 months ago - 12 years 11 months ago #90284 by michaeloconnell
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Didn't see it here Frank.

However, I did capture this with the camera last night through thin cloud:



Mag -1.5 meteor.

Unfortunately, youtube compression messes the video quality a bit, losing most of the stars.

Here is it loaded directly from website:
www.astroshot.com/Meteors/2011/2011-08-0...08_22-38_Perseid.wmv

Below is a groud map showing it passing directly over Dublin.

www.astroshot.com/Meteors/2011/2011-08-0...-38_Perseid_GMap.jpg

Yellow line indicates the path of the meteor.
White lines indicate the viewing angle relative to my observatory.

Regards,

Michael.
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12 years 11 months ago #90288 by daveg
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v nice Michael

dont forget that by tuning into a distant vhf radio station (one that you know the frequency of but cant pick up cause youre too far away) you can hear the ping as a meteor ionises the atmosphere, no worries about Moons or clouds

DG

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