Perseids

The star party last night was good fun and I even managed to see a really impressive meteor. Actually, I'm not sure that it was a Perseid as it was not travelling in the correct direction (probably a sporadic) but it was impressive none-the-less - it seemed quite large and bright leaving a bit of an after-image on my retina. Other people did see quite a few more meteors than I did though as I never seem to be looking in the right direction. The Perseid spotting happened during the gap in the clouds that helpfully appeared for the first hour or so of the star party. Later in the evening it disappeared and total cloud cover resumed. It is a pity we didn't have a big switch to turn off the clouds. Still, despite the poor weather forecast, many people did turn up and I think people had a good time.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 13th Aug 2006 (15:15 BST) | Permalink
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