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Old 2007-08-13, 00:07   #1
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Default Shooting stars Now!

Anyone seen them yet?
Which direction to look?
New moon and clear sky here.
News is full of it in UK
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Old 2007-08-13, 00:30   #2
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I've seen a few looking east-ish. I have my camera connected to the PC taking 15 sec exposures. The meteors are too faint/quick for the camera to pick up. 100 exposures so far.
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Old 2007-08-13, 01:08   #3
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I've seen a few looking east-ish. I have my camera connected to the PC taking 15 sec exposures. The meteors are too faint/quick for the camera to pick up. 100 exposures so far.
Remembering the recent lunar eclipse, I had a bet with
myself that you would be the most likely to respond.
As I write, the World service news is telling me how
spectacular the show has been!

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Old 2007-08-13, 15:04   #4
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My son and I went out away from the city lights (Tucson, Arizona) to take pictures; saw some very good ones, but they always seemed to be where we weren't taking pictures. One or two very bright, greenish ones, but no real fireballs. A good display, regardless.

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Old 2007-08-13, 17:28   #5
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The show was good last night here in Oregon, Aug. 12-13. I saw 265 meteors between 10:30 pm and 5:00 am. Tonight should still be fairly good. The Perseids often produce some fireballs a night or two after the peak. You can see them in any part of the sky, but a true Perseid will come from the direction of Perseus, low in the NNE in the evening, high in the NE by dawn.
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Old 2007-08-13, 20:03   #6
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I only saw two faint ones. :(
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Old 2007-08-13, 21:34   #7
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My sky has mostly been blocked by some pesky clouds that wouldn't leave the area :(
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