Leonid Meteor Showers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    This year's Leonid Meteor shower starts tonight and continues through the 20th. The peak strength should be atNovember 18; 8:45pm PST ... there's a possibility of as many as 100 meteors an hour Saturday night, though some astronomers think it might only be 35 an hour. Read Details HERE. Looks like a cold, clear night, so viewing should be good if they show.

  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Cool. I need to take a walk.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Cloud deck is low and thick here, and the weather weenies don't see it breaking for a day or so. Rats, wanted to have a peek.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Kids and I are setting the telescope up in the country to watch tonight.
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Simple lower ( 7x or 8x ) powered binoculars would probably be better...( wider field of view) Finding things in a telescope can prove to be frustrating, moving targets impossible. have fun Goodluck....
    Overcast here too,(WI) last night...
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Ya'. heh heh That thought occurred to me after I posted... that we weren't focusing on a single object.:eek:

    Anyway; went out and played while waiting for the clouds to burn off, which never happened. :(

    We had a fun day and evening, anyway!! Better luck on meteors next time!:)
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