please remove me from your email list nyclady@xxxxxxx Lucia Wheele luciawheele@xxxxxxxxx 602-686-0463 -----Original Message----- From: Rik Hill Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:10 PM To: taaaforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) ; az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: [TAAA_Forum] Perseids winding down? That was our experience as well. Last night was much better. Dolores and I went out for an hour from 12:30am -1:30am and saw 15 Perseids and 7 sporadics (which would include Upsilon Pegasids if we saw any). I got 4 of the brightest ones in images at: http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~rhill/images_meteor-showers/2013-08-13_perseids.gif -Rik On 8/13/2013 5:32 PM, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) wrote: > 15480 Empire Rd. > Benson, AZ 85602 > hm ph: 520-586-2244 > > Hmmm, the Perseids must have been pretty active about that time, Jim. I > went out at 12:30am and saw 5 meteors in one minute and then saw 3 meteors > in about 30 seconds at about 1am. After that not much more meteoritic > activity was seen, but I was mostly observing through my telescope until > about 2:30am. The clouds started blowing in at about 2am and it completely > clouded over at about 3am. > >> Wayne, >> I went out last night at about midnight, saw 8 perseids in about 10 min. >> Then went to bed. >> Jim McCaw > A couple broad bands of high, thin clouds started coming in about 2am from > the south but up until then I was able to see M74 with its current > supernova. The exploding star seems to be the brightest of the stars > around the galaxy by about 0.5 magnitudes. > > I decided to mostly concentrate on objects near the north star and into > Cepheus. I use Polaris for collimating my telescope all the time but I > don't seem to look at objects in its general area. I first found NGC 188 > and saw it to be a dim, spread out open cluster only a few degrees from > the pole star. Since the rest of the sky was looking pretty soupy I > decided to stay with the deepsky objects in the northern sky. There is a > nice, loose grouping of pretty faint and pretty small galaxies in the > general area: NGCs 2276, 2300, plus IC 455 a somewhat fainter and smaller > galaxy nearly in line with them. NGC 2268 is about a degree south from > this grouping . I detected a couple other much fainter galaxies scattered > among the group and according to my U2000 chart, which I didn't use last > night, there are about a dozen much fainter galaxies nearby. I spotted a > couple nice planetary nebulae before the clouds blotted out the sky: IC > 1454 and the slightly larger NGC 7139. I even found a couple small, compact diffuse nebulae, NGC 7129 and 7133, near a scattered open cluster, NGC 7142, just as the clouds were obliterating the sky. > > It was a calm, comfortable night at about 65 degrees F when I went to bed > with good seeing and good transparency until the clouds moved in. I stayed > outside for about another half hour just to see if any more Perseids would > make an appearance. The final surprise of the night was a nice -3magn > orangish meteor with a persistent trail up in the north but originating > from the delta Aquarid radiant. > > Clear skies, > Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) > > > > ------------------------------------ > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taaaforum/ > > <*> Your email settings: > Individual Email | Traditional > > <*> To change settings online go to: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taaaforum/join > (Yahoo! ID required) > > <*> To change settings via email: > taaaforum-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > taaaforum-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > taaaforum-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > -- 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.