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 Post subject: First Perseid?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:12 pm 
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I think I saw my first Perseid meteor of the season last night (Aug 04 at about 21.20 UT). About to start with a brightness estimate of Beta Lyrae, a meteor caught my eye as it moved through Aquila, approximately mag -2 and, unusually, reddish in colour. Mentally plotting the track it seemed right for a Perseid. Regards, Bob


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 Post subject: Re: First Perseid?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 am 
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Just to add to this: this morning (Monday) at about 3.35-ish when returning to bed after doing some observing, I glanced out of the bedroom window and a bright meteor ( quite probably my first Perseid) dropped brightly down below Auriga. Regards maf.


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