With the Leonids approaching the usual suspects are having a get together on the night of the 16/17th. Depending on the weather we will be going to either the Loch Doon vicinty or more centrally near the hamlet of Aldie. I'll post the final details here but feel free to come along. Should the weather treat us kindly these night are always excellent entertainment. Good company and good chat. Cheers, Bill.
Hi William, You'd think that after so many years of disappointment it would get easier but it never does! Yes, hopefully tomorrow night will bring a clear spell for a few hours observing. Interestingly the IMO calendar has various times for minor stream crossings so it's always worth a look just in case. Cheers, Bill.
Hi, I've just had a look at last nights recordings. There were some heavy showers last night, had over 6mm of rain but some clear spells too. Recorded 22 meteors but only 5 definite Leonids. Apart from one, which may have been +1 the others were were faint also. Very poor weather coming in so I don't think there'll be much observing for the rest of the week. Bill.
I'm getting soft in my dotage so I let the latest video unit (A Watec 902H2 with 3.8mm f0.8 lens) strut its stuff & logged on VHS tape. Ran between 21:40 UT & 00:30 UT on Nov 17/18 2012 which is U/S for Leonids as it is too early.Sat in the kitchen watching the TV monitor !I cannot burn the candle at both ends these days. Looking forward to the Gems (if we get clear skies) as I still enjoy a good visual session & an active major shower is good for the adrenalin.Hoping for some more clear sky so I can start UFO Capture for the video up again before the Gems.