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Posted: 8/11/2005 6:16:09 PM EDT
tonight....

with the moon setting around 11, it should be really visible at about 1.

I'm going to see if I can get a few pics.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:18:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
tonight....

with the moon setting around 11, it should be really visible at about 1.

I'm going to see if I can get a few pics.



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Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:19:05 PM EDT
Post us a few pics if you get some good ones.

As with the last two good meteor showers, we have heavy cloud-cover rolling in right now that will last all night.

Maybe next time....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:24:27 PM EDT
I hope it will clear up a bit, kinda foggy out right now.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:26:15 PM EDT
Thanks for the update. Tomarrow will kick my fucking ass if I stay up to watch it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:27:55 PM EDT
Only slightly cloudy now. Thanks for the tip.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:32:31 PM EDT
Can't see crap this close to DC. Would be nice to head out to Shennandoah National Park and watch from there.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:36:22 PM EDT
I was gonna stay up but we have pretty heavy clouds also. At least we did at sunset. I'm gonna double check before I go to bed. I got up real early ac couple of years ago to watch. I sure is something to see
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:37:26 PM EDT
Tonight is cloudy, bummer.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:53:24 PM EDT
I saw "Day of the Triffods"..... I'm not falling for it.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:02:45 PM EDT
Getting the applesauce ready and wearing my Nikes.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:07:02 PM EDT
Rather cloudy here. Doubt it'll clear up.

Speaking of meteor showers, I was out late one evening watching a good one, don't remember if it was the Perseid shower or not, several years ago. Many were coming in from the east. Then I saw one, a bright one, with an unusually short tail. Especially for such a bright one.

Then I realized I must have been looking at it head on. Now THAT was cool.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:09:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 7:13:06 PM EDT by NoVaGator]
it's a little hazy right now, but it may clear up as the temp drops a little.

I'll be taking about 35 consecutive 10 minute exposures (with 10 secs between ea shot) so we'll see what happens. If there's visible action, I should catch it....unless planes from Dulles are in the route that puts them through my frame

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:10:50 PM EDT
Great conditons here so far. I would take pictures but my digital camera takes crappy pictures when it comes to anything that far off. It only has a 2x zoom.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:12:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By copenhagen:
Great conditons here so far. I would take pictures but my digital camera takes crappy pictures when it comes to anything that far off. It only has a 2x zoom.



you really don't want/need zoom for this....you want a wide view of the sky.

It's impossible to do this with a point and shoot, however.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:13:52 PM EDT
Give us a link to the pics when ya got 'em please.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:16:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 7:16:24 PM EDT by Stealth]
I forgot all about the meteor showers! I always try to catch them.

Thanks!


Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:54:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 7:55:16 PM EDT by NoVaGator]
project abandoned....high clouds rolled in

I did get a few shots of jets streaking by the viewfinder while testing my settings.

(8 min exposure, f/29, 800 ISO)

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:32:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By copenhagen:
Great conditons here so far. I would take pictures but my digital camera takes crappy pictures when it comes to anything that far off. It only has a 2x zoom.



you really don't want/need zoom for this....you want a wide view of the sky.

It's impossible to do this with a point and shoot, however.



I will give it a try.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:34:19 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:07:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 9:08:17 PM EDT by RELOADER-BOB]
I just stepped outside and there is just too much light in my area to see. The dogs were happy to see

me since I brought them a treat. x2
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:23:47 PM EDT
You need to get out in the country, far away from lights. A few years ago my brother took a late night car ferry across lake Michigan from Wisconsin to Michigan, (Ludington, Mich. I think) durng the Persied meteor shower, he claimed it was awsome!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:36:37 PM EDT
I've seen a couple of random ones so far. 2-4 should be ideal time for watching.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 11:34:35 PM EDT
My wife and I drove out away from town about 12:30am to watch for them; unfortunately, the clouds rolled in at about midnight.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:17:08 AM EDT
Fairly hazy here. Saw about a dozen and a half in 2 hours from 3-5. The sky would occasionally light up as if a bright meteor was behind the clouds and we couldn't see it. Wish it would have been clearer.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:23:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
I saw "Day of the Triffods"..... I'm not falling for it.






Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:26:30 AM EDT
I got up at 3 and it was just too foggy.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:28:22 AM EDT
No luck. We had a front move in from eastern Colo.
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