Leonid Meteor Shower

13 years 10 months ago #35624 by Frank Ryan
Leonid Meteor Shower was created by Frank Ryan
Hi all!
What's the story with the Leonids tonight?
Anyonk know when the max is etc?

Cheers

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13 years 10 months ago #35625 by Keith g
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Hi Frank, I believe that the maximum is tonight at 11pm our time, but there is a prediction that there will be a greta outburst at about 4.45am on Sunday morning...we'll see...

Keith..

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13 years 10 months ago #35631 by DaveGrennan
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Hi Frank.

AEye asked me to do up some stuff on this. Here is the link;

www.astronomy.ie/leonids.html

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
J41 - Raheny Observatory.
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13 years 10 months ago #35714 by Frank Ryan
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Thanls lads

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13 years 10 months ago #35737 by DaveGrennan
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So how did any of you go outside. I was out imaging and meteor watching all night. To be honest I felt the 4:45 event was a non entity. I saw the grand total of two leonids and 4 sporadics in the space of 1hr 15mins. Still it was a glorious night.

Regards and Clear Skies,

Dave.
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13 years 10 months ago #35773 by markdowling
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Hi all,

I got up at 4 and ventured into the cold on Sunday morning. Great sky down my neck of the woods.From 4 till 5am I saw about 20 defintite Leonids. None, however where great and I've seen plenty better on non 'shower' nights.
Went back to bed trying to convince myself it was worth getting up (!)

Mark

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13 years 10 months ago #35791 by jmcc5
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I saw 3 in the space of about 10mins between 11.30 & 11.45pm

Joanna
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13 years 10 months ago #35853 by JohnMurphy
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Between 04:50 and 05:40 I saw two bright leonids and two fainter. It sure was a beautiful night though. Sorry I didn't set up the scope, I was expecting quite a few more meteors so I hadn't bothered. Though, I did bring out the 15x70s and M42 looked superb, and Saturn was sitting nice and high at about 45 deg well worth imaging. Cloud did start thickening up though so i gave up and went back to bed.
This Leonids "storm" was a real non-event.

Clear Skies,
John Murphy
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