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Perseids meteor shower 2021


Arnie Pie

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

The Perseids meteor shower is at a peak this coming week.....11,12 and 13th of August, local cloud permitting

Eyes and cameras to the ENE  in the wee hours....you can use Capella the brightest star in the Northern skies as a guide to where to view the Perseids meteors....which are roughly twice the altitude of Capella in the sky

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

Some excellent advice on capturing the showers using phones or standard cameras here

 

 

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  • Location: South East UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms/squalls/hoar-frost/mist
  • Location: South East UK

Last Friday I saw three meteors, one was a Perseid.

Not really clear skies forecast for the peak of the shower, maybe some clear spells though. Last year I saw distant lightning over the channel and Perseids. 

Took these in a park a couple of miles from town.

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

Really hoping for some clearer spells tonight / morning.... Could do with running a test time-lapse and get some settings worked out for the next couple of days

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  • Location: South East UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms/squalls/hoar-frost/mist
  • Location: South East UK

Saw the clouds light up earlier to my south east about 11pm ish, Likely a Perseid fireball, I've seen four dim Perseids tonight. Cloud has won so time to go home.

 

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

Caught a cloud Perseid around 00.45 to the NE.....we only had about 10 mins of clear skies and a haven't noticed anything clear as yet....fingers crossed for Tomorrow and Thursday

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

From around midnight to the NE

13" continuous @ f4  iso 320   24mm with a light pollution filter fitted   WB tungsten

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  • Location: South East UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms/squalls/hoar-frost/mist
  • Location: South East UK

Brum looking ok tonight after midnight. 

Further south east is dung 

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
2 minutes ago, Sprites said:

Brum looking ok tonight after midnight. 

Further south east is dung 

looks that way Sprites....maybe a clearer night for all tomorrow

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  • Location: Macclesfield
  • Location: Macclesfield

Skies cleared enough here to see a few between 1.45 and 2.35am.  View limited due to looking up from my garden mainly to the east, but they were bright and clear.  Hoping for a break in the clouds again tonight/pre-dawn.

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

Mainly clearer skies overhead for last night/ morning Perseids peak(?)

Managed to catch a few

I`m really impressed with the light pollution filter and would highly recommend one of these for extra clarity to the night skies  

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
4 hours ago, Sprites said:

What filter is it Arnie? 

It`s a K&F Concept 77mm Natural Night Light Pollution Reduction MC Nano Layer Filter..... you just need to get the white balance right

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(134m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(134m asl)

There is a live YT channel on these meteors

 

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