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    Posted by Nick James at 10:24 on 2012 Aug 12

    Rather hazy with a lot of drifting cloud here in Essex last night but my video system has picked up quite a few Perseids. I’ll post some of the better images later.How was the weather elsewhere?Nick.


    Posted by Gordon MacLeod at 12:19 on 2012 Aug 12

    I visually observed nine meteors ranging between +2 and 0 magnitude, between 22.00UT and 23.00UT from the Far North of Scotland. 98% clear sky and a slim band of cloud in the north west.


    Posted by Gary Poyner at 14:19 on 2012 Aug 12

    Heart of England AS has 11 members observing on Aug 11/12 through drifting cloud with good breaks. 23 meteors from 22.25UT-00.15UT (then heavy cloud) including two spectacular fireballs of -6 & -5 mag. Just writing up for TA & BAA.Gary


    Posted by Nick James at 16:20 on 2012 Aug 12

    I’ve put the highlights video from last night on my website here:http://www.nickdjames.com/Meteor/201208/20120811-12.mp4This is the output from my automated event extraction software. Each clip is 10s long and should contain a meteor. Some are faint and low down and the most spectacular is at 01:45 on the video although it is not a Perseid.Nick.


    Posted by Paul A Brierley at 19:29 on 2012 Aug 12

    Myself together with four members from Macc As. Were watching on Friday night.SQM 23.1, NLM 5.6. Milky Way through Cygnus was very clear, together with NGC7000 and IC1396 in Cepheus.We counted around six meteors between 22:30hrs and 00:00hrs bst. One particularly bright -4 meteor, that I missed, was observed shooting through Cygnus.I was trying to make notes but we had a gale blowing, making writing things down very difficult. I gave up and just enjoyed the spectacle. We also had two very good passes of the ISS. That object is now the brightest man-made object in the sky. And show’s a distinct none circular shape through 10×50 glasses.


    Posted by Nick James at 21:34 on 2012 Aug 13

    Sounds like the weather across the country has been pretty patchy.Last night was hazy again but there were some good events. The best one was this bright Perseid with a terminal flare which appeared at 20:44:30 UTC.The video of this event is here:http://www.nickdjames.com/Meteor/201208/20120812_204430.mp4Nick.


    Posted by Paul Abel at 13:56 on 2012 Aug 15

    Absolutely hopeless! Didn’t see a thing, which is normal for me with meteor showers!

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