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Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:21 pm
HIya folks....a reminder, the Geminids peak tonight. I have limited viewing time but the promise of clear sky with cloudy intervals.
Plus it's good for locating Neptune, 2/3 of the way along an imaginary line from Phi to Lamda Aquarii.
And of course the good ol' comet!
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Huh! A no show for me; the clouds failed to obey their forecast!
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:21 pm
I had a great night - 13/14 - here in northern France. Over 100 Geminids. It looks like there are more tonight
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:59 am
Good for you, David!
I must say, Skyhawk, that wind is pretty mean!
Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:15 am
Deterioration in the weather here in the land of the South Saxons, could not even try too see the comet, let alone any Geminids. And even if clear, it would indeed have been far too cold to spend any considerable time sitting staring up at the sky.
In the past I used to enjoy sittiing out, star atlas in hands recording metorshowers, especial the Pleiades during warm summer nights, but I think that once I saw that specular Leonid fireball shower back around the turn of the century, that was the end really, nothing could beat that! Plus getting a bit old, I guess, and sitting about in the cold has lost any attraction it might have had. Yesterday went for a walk along the Undercliff at the Brighton Marina with some family members and my goodness was it cold! In the end I just could not get warm again for ages! Hence I either like to nip out into the garden to observe something particular (comet for example!) or even observe through the window with binocular or spotting scope. In the warmer months of course it is another story all together. Regards maf.