I was the only person still observing by 3 a.m. at Vekol and I saw the quite a few meteors at that time. Quite a show. The dew never affected my astrograph, and I kept shooting all night until 5:00 a.m. I regretted not being able to make it all the way to Sentinel because of not receiving some car parts overnight on Saturday like I was supposed to. But it all worked out well, as I finally had a chance to meet Astrophotographer Richard Jacobs and found him to be a very knowledgeable and likeable person. Jon Christensen ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Cooper" <acooper@xxxxxxxxx> To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 9:58 PM Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Geminid meteor shower > > 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. > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.