Saturday night at Sentinel we were getting rates well in excess of "a few per hour". Around 3am when I finally gave up defogging Violet's secondary and eyepiece every observation I put the gear away and Dean and I just watched the shower for a while. We were averaging much better than one a minute with a couple good flurries above two a minute sustained for good periods, you would have thought we were watching the peak a day later. Quite a few good sporadics or members of the other five showers going on at the time. What does this mean for tomorrow morning? Andrew Jeff Hopkins wrote: >Space Weather News for December 11, 2004 >http://spaceweather.com > >GEMINID METEORS: The 2004 Geminid meteor shower is underway. Midnight sky >watchers this weekend can expect to see bright meteors shooting out of the >constellation Geminid--at least a few per hour. Rates will increase >many-fold on Dec. 13th when the shower peaks. > >Because this meteor shower has such a broad peak, a good display is >possible twice: on Monday morning, Dec. 13th, during the dark hours before >sunrise and again on Monday evening, Dec. 13th, especially during the >hours around midnight. > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.