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Observation by Grant Privett: Cranborne Chase AONB

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Grant Privett

Observer

Grant Privett

Observed

2021 Aug 12 - 23:30

Uploaded

2021 Aug 19 - 09:55

Objects

Observatory
The Milky Way

Equipment
  • Canon M3 + Samyang 14mm
Exposure

15s

Location

Near Salisbury

Target name

Meteor Party

Title

Cranborne Chase AONB

About this image

An image from when the Cranborne Chase AONB Meteor Party was winding down - hence the security lights going on.

About 40 people turned up with loungers, blankets and good humour to watch meteors from a relatively dark (21 mag) sky. 

Steve Tonkin and Bob Mizon provided support with some other guys from a local astro society also bringing scopes.

I just sat in a chair 50m away (very antisocially distanced perhaps) trying to catch a meteor go across the sky above them. Alas, after 175 frames I had caught lots of satellites, but just 2 meteors. One faint and one bright, but only 10% on the field of view. It was nice to sit out and watch though. 

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