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Perseid Meteors - anybody seen any yet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Raider, 12 Aug 2007.

  1. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,894

    Location: Tosche Station

    Seeing loads.
  2. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Think I might stay up and nip out at 3am or so, when they peak apparently, and see what the craic is then.

    Hope the clouds stay off.
  3. MNuTz


    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,935

    Location: Market Drayton, Salop

    Anybody any decent stargazing/skywatching websites?

    I usually find out about this kind of thing when its too late.

    Ive just spent 30 mins watching the sky and noticed about 15-20 streaks across the sky, several where very bright as well.
  4. Slinwagh


    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 6,034

    Location: Far far away....

    I have a picture of one in the photography forum.
  5. M3G4UK


    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 666

    Location: Essex

    Just seen a load. Breathtaking IMO, just to think what goes on around us. I've lived through the eclipse as well, such strange yet natural occurances.
  6. magick


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,415

    I'm in the wollaton area of Nottingham and just been sat outside for about 20 min and seen 3, one of them very big. Awesome sight and very relaxing staring at all the stars up there. Think I'll go back out again now!!
  7. MNuTz


    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,935

    Location: Market Drayton, Salop

    I live in a average sized town, cant see anything out the front but out the back it was so clear.

    A bit of cloud in the distance, but none overhead.

    I just stood there looking up, I swear I could see light patches in the sky where the milkyway runs. I couldnt be bothered to fetch my telescope, may set it up for tomorrow though.

    But standing there looking up at the stars like i used to for hours as a kid just makes you feel so...im not even sure how to put it.
  8. magick


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,415

    LOL, yeah hard to describe but I totaly know what you mean.
  9. churned


    Joined: 10 Oct 2006

    Posts: 586

    Location: Warrington, Cheshire


    I saw a really bright purple one that left a large, prominent smoketrail behind it :eek:
  10. MNuTz


    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,935

    Location: Market Drayton, Salop

    N·ostal·gi·a (n-stlj, n-)
    1. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
    2. The condition of being homesick; homesickness.

    No matey, I don't long for how it used to be, the stars are just as amazing now as they ever where!

    Its more of like 'being at one with everything'.
  11. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,781

    Location: Brighton

    Can't see a thing here :(

    Lovely clear night but not a single meteor.

  12. Radiation


    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,030

    I thought this too, can anyone confirm?

    I didn't realise if it was actually possible to from the uk, especially considering the sort of light pollution you get in most places.

    Wow amazing contrast, clarity and detail in that image, what setup do you use to take something like that?

    Would be nice to see more higher resolution ones if you have any? :)
  13. Docaroo


    Joined: 27 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,863

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

    I don't want to alarm you but THERES A BORG CUBE LANDING RIGHT BY YOUR HOUSE!!!!

  14. Conscript


    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,825

    Location: Kent

    I saw something similar, a faint light patch that was oblong in shape, but I thought it might be my eyes playing tricks.

    Is it gonna be possible to see again tonight? Might venture out better prepared this time. Last night we didn't even take a torch :D
  15. [huzeeee]


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 925

    Location: Coventry

    Perfect night for me last night and i saw plenty. It was actually really nice sat outside on the reclining garden chair with a citronella lantern to keep the bugs away and a coffee, i could just reflect on my life and chill.
  16. divine`


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    Location: Southampton University

    Easily possible should you be somewhere dark enough like Salisbury plain or something.

    He used a Fuji S5600 with the following setting:
    Camera Make: FUJIFILM
    Camera Model: FinePix S5600
    Exposure Time: 15.000 s
    Aperture: f/3.6
    ISO equiv: 100
    Exposure Mode: Manual

    Perfectly decent, affordable camera. Will allow those with the abilities to take shots like that, it won't do it itself :p

    Meteor shower lasts until the 14th, not sure how that's measured but it'll be around tonight and maybe tomorrow night too.
    Last edited: 13 Aug 2007
  17. Wang Computer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,592

    I lol'd! :D
  18. Spunj99


    Joined: 11 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,725

    Location: Stoke

    Went up to Mow Cop at about 10.30, saw about 3 or 4 decent 'meteors' before the clouds came.