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Old 13-12-2009, 04:06 PM
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Was out observing them last night and the best ones were on the opposite side of the sky to the radiant! That sometimes happens. Were plenty of good sporadics around as well. Was a little disappointed with the rates but they were flying and hopefully they'll put on a good show for anyone watching tonight (looks like we'll be clouded out here in Perth).
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Old 13-12-2009, 05:53 PM
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Some pics of the geminids from WA (only a few meteors, not much):

http://www.rogergroom.com/items/aswa...teor_shower_09

I was hoping for more meteors but it still was probably the best I have seen of a predicted meteor shower, considering all the others I've ever tried to photography have been clouded out
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Old 13-12-2009, 06:12 PM
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Been looking forwards to the Geminids peak but looks like we shall be clouded out tonight..bummer
Clouded out last year as well.
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Old 13-12-2009, 06:13 PM
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Well done Roger .. its always hard to capture meteors, which always seem to be flashing across the sky in a position where the camera was pointed at 5 minutes previous.
Fingers crossed for minimal cloud when I set my alarm for 0200
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Old 13-12-2009, 09:45 PM
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Been looking forwards to the Geminids peak but looks like we shall be clouded out tonight..bummer
Clouded out last year as well.
After being 28-32 C and clear sky all day it is now totally overcast and there is a fine drizzle.

There's always next year, but for then the days around 13 Dec have 40-50% moon.
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Old 13-12-2009, 10:07 PM
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Now 80% clouded at 10pm .....
Having a laugh watcing 'Little Miss Sunshine' ...... try again in awhile.
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Old 14-12-2009, 03:00 AM
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I just finished up watching, I'd been out maybe an hour and luckily there werent any clouds for that time although theyve just started rolling over now. I didnt have a completely clear view of the sky thanks to palm trees and houses but still I counted about 30 in that hour. I'd love to stay out longer but my neck is already had it The very first one I saw was brilliant, it had the best tail and lasted about 2 seconds, I almost thought thy'd all look like that seeming as this is my first ever viewing but the rest all just looked like shooting stars.
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Old 14-12-2009, 03:30 AM
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Well done Sarah
I have been out for about 3 1/2 hrs - have seen quite a few short white Geminids, prob average of 15 hr. Was hoping for more. Were quite a few clouds at times, tho sometimes fairly clear.
Best I saw was beauty that slowly 'fell' thru Gemini iself, tho not a Geminid. Took quite a few pics but dont think I snaggled many.
Time to hit the sack
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Old 14-12-2009, 04:23 AM
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Managed a total of about 3 meteors tonight viewing from around 15:30Z to 17:00Z in addition to one at 15:05Z when I stepped outside to check the clouds for half a minute.

Very difficult conditions in Brisbane with cloud 50-80% coverage at any time. Even a brief isolated shower started on me but I persisted and kept on applying the mozzie spray. The best one appeared to come from Canis Minor and passed between Canis Major / Orion (roughly -2 magnitude) near 16:53Z - I'll have to accept that as a partial success.
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Old 14-12-2009, 06:43 AM
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Saw some nice ones this morning from 2-3 am (Monday 14) I've put up my Geminid meteor observing experiences here and here.
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Old 14-12-2009, 08:20 AM
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I only managed about 4 or 5 in the hour I was out. Was hoping for a few more.
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Old 14-12-2009, 08:40 AM
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Damn Haze

Went outside at midnight, we had a beautiful, crystal clear sky from horizon to horizon and saw 2 Geminids in about 10 minutes. Was going to get the telescope out while waiting for the peak, but was a bit dewey so went back inside. Went back out at 12:45 and there was a horrible haze that just kept getting thicker. Saw another 3 through the haze, but it was very disappointing as it was looking like being a good event.
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Old 14-12-2009, 09:23 AM
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Yeah we had clear skies too... except for a strange haze.
Only got to see 3 in 20 minutes.
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Old 14-12-2009, 09:27 AM
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Saw a total of 29 Geminids between 3.15 and 4.50 here in Adelaide
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Old 14-12-2009, 12:22 PM
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Is too late for the Geminids?
I've heard a large range of variables so far so I feel slightly confused about the entire thing.

Cheers

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Old 14-12-2009, 01:12 PM
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Is too late for the Geminids?
I've heard a large range of variables so far so I feel slightly confused about the entire thing.

Cheers

Trent and Julie
The peak was supposedly this am after 0200 (for Aus) .... but they say with The Geminids, that they are good the day before and after as well, so certainly worth a look

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Old 14-12-2009, 02:18 PM
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Looking at other sites, the actual peak would be around 3pm EST today, well now if you were in the right place on this planet! Could be worth a look tonight before the rates drop off to much!
Did manage a good hour last night through a break in the clouds/smoke and we counted around 20 but some were sporadic ones. only 2 brightish ones that left a short lived trail.
Will try tonight fingers crossed!
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Old 14-12-2009, 02:20 PM
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The peak is around 4:10pm (AEDST), but im buggered with all the smoke and cloud etc
F it.
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Old 14-12-2009, 02:25 PM
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The peak is around 4:10pm (AEDST), but im buggered with all the smoke and cloud etc
F it.
Well wasn`t too far off. Yes same here with the smoke and cloud at the moment, wish we get some rain and put out these bushfires! Some have been burning for nearly a month now..cough cough.
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Old 14-12-2009, 05:37 PM
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Well wasn`t too far off. Yes same here with the smoke and cloud at the moment, wish we get some rain and put out these bushfires! Some have been burning for nearly a month now..cough cough.
I wish it'd rain! Just to get rid of the fires and then the cloud can bugger off! lol

Hope you're having better luck in the land of the beardies!
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