2012 08 11 – Preparing for Perseid Study

The 2012 Perseid meteor shower peaks tomorrow early in the morning hours. For anyone wishing to record their Perseid meteor shower count for the International Meteor Organization, please see the IMO site. I’m going to do a similar study to the one I did in 2010: 2010 Aug 12th Perseid Study from an activity in the book “The Sky is Your Laboratory” by Robert Buchheim. I may also attempt mounting my Rebel on the LXD75 to capture a few of them using the bulb setting, but it’ll depend on how organized I’ll be. There’s a public star party at Eagle Eye Observatory that I’m volunteering at for outreach and will be setting up for the meteor shower once I return home. Going to be a fun night all around!

Good luck with your observations during the night! You are welcome to use my form for a simple counting of the Perseids. Meteor Observing log Template


~ by Erika Rix on August 11, 2012.

2 Responses to “2012 08 11 – Preparing for Perseid Study”

  1. HaPpY WaTchInG! 🙂
    I saw seven last night between 12 and 4 a.m.
    around Table Rock, Nebraska.
    They were shooting south to north. Weird…?
    Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree

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