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Camelopardalis meteor shower (storm?) May 23/24

  1. May 15, 2014 #1

    TumblingDice

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    A new meteor shower will light up the sky next week in the northern hemisphere. Comet 209P/Linear is forcast by some to produce 200+ events per hour hour overnight on May 23/24.

    Incoming will originate from Camelopardalis, a circumpolar constellation (so it will be "up all night!")

    http://www.space.com/25836-new-meteor-shower-comet-209p-linear.html
     
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  3. May 15, 2014 #2

    davenn

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    cool ... but no good for sthrn hemisphere observers :frown:


    Dave
     
  4. May 16, 2014 #3

    adjacent

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    Not good for equator guys too.
    My sky is so light polluted that I can't even see the Orion nebula.I need a 7X binoculars to see it the was I saw it on my island 2 years ago. I miss that sky so much :cry:
     
  5. May 28, 2014 #4

    PhysicoRaj

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    And for northern hemispherers. Light pollution is a curse in cities, with the weather rendering the skies opaque. Even on a clear cold night, new moon, power cut, with a 700mm refractor 60mm aperture at 35x zoom.. I couldn't believe I was lookin at the orion nebula.. all I saw were two stars (the two doublets of the Trapezium) :cry:
     
  6. May 28, 2014 #5

    davenn

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    did anyone get to see this shower a few days ago ??

    how did it look ?

    cheers
    Dave
     
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