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Tyler
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« on: October 18, 2009, 09:14:51 am »

Anyone seeing any activity? I'm planning on taking advantage of clear skies tomorrow night after 8 consecutive days without sun. Not expecting much, but maybe a dozen or two.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 12:21:41 pm »

Latest few IMO reports indicate ZHR=5...10. The shower will peak on next Wednesday (21st), so of course observations are required. There are also some other showers active: STA, NTA, EGE, LMI.

I have here overcast skies for several days already, a bit of clear skies may occure next week but unfortunately I'm not sure that I'll have enough time to observe...  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 12:18:50 am »

Hi Tyler, on Fri night, which was the last good clear night I had, I observed 5 Orionids in a short period of time from a dark sky so the activity looks good so far. Good luck with the observing session.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 07:10:32 am »

Thanks Roman and Martin. Went out tonight and had a 45 minute session, seen 5 meteors and 3 of which were Orionids. One was just beautiful, gazed across the sky for probably 10 degrees and left a little trail. The others were rather normal. It's easy to get bored when meteors are 20 minutes apart. But that one bright one got me excited for the Leonids, which is less than a month away!
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