Here in Elland I had trouble with UFO Cap Pro on a dedicated PC failing to display the ccctv cam.Working OK the other day . Went to Plan B & reverted to VHS tape. Nearly 4 hrs of video to check out now.Did an early hours visual in shorts then left the camera running! Persistent high pressure can mean poorer viewing as the high holds & it becomes hazier.
Hi, Hoovering the pc, that made me chuckle. I might need to follow that example though as mine could probably do with a clean, the fan looks pretty filthy from the outside. Last night was another good one for me. Over 100 recordings, a quick look over breakfast looks good with 60+ perseids. cheers, Bill.
The reality of video observing.... Last night was really nice here. Sat back in the deckchair and enjoyed the show. Not too much visible activity but a few nice bright meteors were noted. Some haze and intermittent cloud did interrupt the proceedings as did the moon however it was a good nights observing. I had two DSLR's running, took around 800 shots and caught 4 meteors, all looked faint and un-inspiring. Now the little watec next to me recorded over 100 and they looked great! Didn't catch one on the camera with rotating shutter. A bit crude I suppose but at 25:1 the watec (and video observing) wins hands down again!!! Conditions have deteriorated today but the watec will be out tonight in any case. Cheers, Bill.
I've ca 8 hrs of video to work through now (cos UFO Cap did'nt !!) here in Elland, West Yorkshire . The last two nights have been clouded out . The night of August 10/11 was away from home using the Cannon DSLR/Intervalometer set up as I looked after my grandchildren . Last night was clouded & misted out . Smart phone satellite pics on weather sites that showed initial promise reflected the reality as the night moved on. We will see what the 'broken cloud' for tonight might bring. Hope others are fairing better.
Not long back from an overseas trip with work - a quick review shows that in spite of the hazy skies, my cameras managaed to pick up dozens of meteors - I am the majority are Perseids but have yet to perform the analysis.
Will provide an update in the next couple of days.