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chris 15th November 2018 12:39 PM

Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
I doubt very much Iíll get out to try to capture this, has anyone else got plans to?

Bruce Clarke 16th November 2018 12:57 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
Thanks for the reminder. It was solid cloud here sadly.

chris 16th November 2018 01:04 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
Yes, here too!
Think it’s due to be at its peak tonight/tomorrow though

Bruce Clarke 16th November 2018 01:13 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
Ah yes, Saturday night / early Sunday is the peak:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/...ak-venus-spica

I haven't tried photographing them, it's hard enough to see a decent number!

wornish 16th November 2018 04:38 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
They will be very low down just above the horizon looking East around midnight so just before dawn is better time. Its also forecast to be a clear night which is the key factor.

That said, it's easier to catch aeroplane or satellite trails in my experience, but good luck to those that give it a go.

skids 17th November 2018 12:10 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
Weather forecast looking good here for tomorrow so will be out at stupid o'clock to have a go.

skids 18th November 2018 01:14 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
Abject failure. Was out in a local dark area between around 03:00 to 05:15 and saw five or six come over. None whist I was capturing images or in the direction my camera was pointing at. Anybody go out and do better than me?

Bruce Clarke 18th November 2018 06:08 PM

Re: Leonid meteor shower starts tonight
 
I had a look outside for a few minutes at 2.30, and looked out the window around 5.00, but didn't see one. Maybe the Leonids are not so prolific. They always seem less than advertised, but I guess you miss some not seeing all the sky at once. I've never bothered trying to photograph them. I think you'd need a fisheye somewhere high to make it worth the bother.


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