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Delta Aquarids | Meteor Shower [July 28-29, 2007]

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posted on Jul, 29 2007 @ 08:59 PM
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Has anyone been able to see them? Anyone able to snap off a few pics? The moon has been wreaking havoc on my viewing here in Nashville.




posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 08:29 PM
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Sorry to hear you had no luck damajikninja. As you found out, the moon makes meteor observing very hard! I think it is the secret wish of all die-hard meteor observers that someone would paint the moon black


Nevermind, the Perseids should more than make up for it, and IMO it's better to have a bad year for Delta Aquarids than it is to have the Perseids peak washed out moonlight. Don't let one bad observing session put you off


I think I will set up a camera and try and catch a few Perseids from my home in the runup to the the shower peak - I have a feeling this year will be a good one with some nice bright fireballs! If it's looking good I may even head out of town with my cameras for the peak.



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 11:27 PM
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Dude, sweeeeet! If you pop off some great photos of the next meteor shower, be sure to come back and share them with us!

You think I'll be able to see the fireballs from here? I'm in the Nashville Metro area - not right downtown or anything, but still within the confines of the city.



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 08:01 AM
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You should be able to see the fireballs, and even a few of the less bright shower members if you can find a spot with no direct lights shining into your eyes. The more sky area in your view, the more you will see, as long as it's not cloudy obviously.

Keep in mind that not all Perseids will be bright, so the more light pollution you can get away from the more you will see. You'll probably miss 3/4 of them if your home is anything like as light polluted as mine, so it's well worth the effort to get out of town if you can. You could always try and find a park, which may help a bit if you can't get out of town.

Here is a link to an article from NASA on the upcoming shower if you haven't seen it already.

Happy hunting!



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