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Great video clip re the Perseids this year:

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Perseids 2011

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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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Perseids 2011

Let's hope for clear skies, if only because we're having a Full Moon on the night...

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Perseids 2011

Huge fireball last night.. round midnight...
anybody else see it?
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Perseids 2011

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.

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Replied by daveg on topic Re: Perseids 2011

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

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Replied by DeirdreKelleghan on topic Re: Perseids 2011

I got our IFAS link on the Meteorwatch site home page www.meteorwatch.org/.
I hope if any of you are lucky to see some you might
tweet the observation to the site map. www.meteorwatch.org/meteor-map/
There is also a live view Meteor strike to watch ( a one minute delay)
www.meteorwatch.org/meteor-map/meteor-live-view/

Have fun out there , sure someone has to have a cloud free sky ????

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