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Old 06-05-2016, 08:38 PM
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The last 6 shots here are Eta Aquarids:

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Old 07-05-2016, 01:32 PM
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Nice pictures. The light pollution ruined my picture unfortunately. I could easily see and walk around even though there was no moon.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:42 PM
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The missus set the alarm for 4am this morning and we both got up for a look and it was most certainly worth it. We counted around 20 hits in just under an hour, with a handful being quite spectacular leaving a thin trail before disappearing shortly after. Skies are looking reasonably clear tonight so will get the scope out later. Hopefully see a few more meteors while we're at it.
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:58 AM
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Does anyone fill out the meteor observation report from IMO and submit it to them?
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In true nth qld style we have had rain ☔️
So none for me ��
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I saw about 20 over a 2.5 hour period between 3:45 and 6:15am yesterday. Probably missed some as I went in to get my little Tele Vue 60 and then looked at Neptune and Venus The meteors are very swift but many left long trails that lingered for a half second or so. Whilst looking for Neptune I recognised a star pattern from when I was observing and photographing Comet Halley in 1986.

I went in after seeing Mercury just clearing my local horizon and dawn breaking. The entire time I was outside I had a song from the late 60's stuck in my head, the one with the line "This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius". (By the 5th Dimension). Oh let the sunshine!

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Old 08-05-2017, 01:29 PM
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I setup a time-lapse after i went to bed. However between the trees & clouds, I only manage one partially successful capture.

A shame i didn't see it with my own eyes, it looks like it was a good one.
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