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Old 08-12-2009, 09:05 PM   #1
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Anyone watching the meteor shower tonight?

Perseids: "Last Chance" for Best Meteor Viewing Tonight

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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Gonna go set up the telescope.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:47 PM   #3
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I'll be in my lawn chair with my favorite brew staring at the sky. :D
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:41 AM   #4
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Tried two nights in a row, too many clouds! Darn it!!!
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Thunderstorms last night kept us inside. Have seen it before though. Wonderful show!
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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What a show! We drove out to the country trying to escape the ambient light. Found a spot to pull over on a back country road surrounded by orchards and fields. The moon was starting to rise, and it was bright, bright orange! Very cool.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #7
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It's been since the 2001 Perseids meteor shower that I've seen anything fantastic. We drove out to this spot in the desert where all the amateur astronomers hung out and set up our astro gear. I got a few nice wide field shots that evening.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #8
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crap. missed it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:25 PM   #9
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I missed it but there's a video: 2009 Meteor Shower | NowPublic Video Archives with some of it on there. I haven't seen a really good video of this event yet, hopefully someone out there took one.
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