(meteorobs) Anybody Watching for GEMs?
geert at barentsen.be
Mon Dec 8 18:57:00 EST 2008
We just activated a ZHR page for the Geminids at the IMO website -- I
am interested to see if we can get a graph under these poor lunar
Some of you may have read Juergen Rendtel's analysis of the Perseids
of past years in a recent issue of WGN. His paper taught me that
observations in years with poor conditions are still very valuable in
order to keep continuous track of a shower -- eventhough it is hard to
image something more frustrating than a full moon during a shower's
2008/12/8 <Skywayinc at aol.com>:
> In a message dated 12/8/2008 5:33:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> meteoreye at comcast.net writes:
> I of course will use any clear night. So far 6 GEM in 6.80 hours over 3
> mornings (Dec 3,6,8)
> Tonight and tomorrow look like they will be overcats so it looks like this
> "moonth" is over.
> I will spend some time battling the moon later in the week if and when it
> clears :)
> In my Night Sky column on SPACE.com this coming Friday, I suggest viewers
> try for some Geminid Earthgrazers on Sunday night (in the short window of dark
> sky between the end of evening twilight and moonrise). Traditionally, the
> brightest Geminids tend to appear during and just after the peak, so Sunday
> evening . . . which is only hours after the peak . . . is a good time to try and
> see a "skimmer" or two.
> -- joe rao
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