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2010 Perseid Meteor Shower

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Sketch of 2010 PerseidsClick image to view larger version. Observation Notes: As much as I resist getting up early for an observation, this one was worth it. The 2010 Perseid Meteor Shower put on a great show. Over the course of an hour and twenty minutes, I plotted 40 meteors....

Perseids - August 11/12, 2009

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I planted myself on the back porch from 12:00 - 12:15 AM (0700-0715 UT AUG 12 2009) to look for some Perseids before heading to bed. I caught 3 in the first ten minutes, racing through Ursa Minor, Hercules and Draco. Nothing spectacular--2nd & 3rd magnitude, blasting westward, lasting about...

Alpha Aurigid Meteor Shower

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For the second time this week, I've managed to drag myself out of bed in the dark, sleepy hours of the morning. This time I was hoping to catch the Alpha Aurigid meteor shower. It turned out to be fairly decent, especially considering the gibbous moon riding high in the...

Meteor or Satellite?

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After posting my observation of the Alpha Aurigid meteor shower to the amastro yahoo group, a comment was raised about the photo I included in the report. A member of the list thought it was doubtful that the object in the photograph was a meteor. This was mainly due to...

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