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 Post subject: Geminids from last night
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:43 pm 
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A most unimpressive display of Geminids last night - coupled with rubbish conditions (high cloud/fog/mist). Managed to capture 2 Geminids on 54 frames taken. The two bright stars are Castor and Pollux in Gemini:

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Nice that you saw some at all. By the time I got round to it, it had clouded over. No chance.

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Conditions were certainly very poor - I suppose they would have to be as it would have otherwise been perfect with no Moon about :evil:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:13 am 
Surprisingly, there aren't any clouds here right now or last night. The cold feels like it's starting to burn my fingers away though... Global warming needs to step up a gear. :lol:

Seen quite a few already and 2 or 3 rather long one. :)
I tried to photograph them but staying outside longer for 30 minutes is impossible and there is no option to make my compact shoot continuously. :(


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Yep it was sub-zero when I took the Geminid pictures, but just above zero in the fibreglass dome - so I didn't need to use the hairdryer on the Canon 40D which was great. I don't think the batteries lasted as long as on a warm day however :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:37 am 
Hey Prof.... saw this picture of yours on Tuesday's BBC South Today, the presenter pointed out the two bright stars rather than the two geminids.


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Hi Roy,

Yes that's standard I'm afraid :( She phoned me up earlier in the day to discuss but clearly didn't understand a word I said, this is not unusual with the media. EVERY article that's ever been put out has had at least one mistake in it - in the end you just accept it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:43 pm 
Ugh, that's just stupid. :(


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