(meteorobs) July 26/27 observation from North Florida - almost clouded out...:o(.
michelvandeputte at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 28 11:46:24 EDT 2016
July 26-27. Finally my first meteor session since May 08-09... not my personal style to deny the meteor work but thanks to our bad weather conditions after the ETA main peak in May and especially June was unusually worse...
I observed for 2 hours between 21.30 - 23.30 UT, marginal sky with some interfering cirrus clouds. Stopped after moonrise.
I counted 16 meteors (3 PER, 1 CAP, 1 SDA and 11 SPOR). Not an amazing result but this is just the beginning ;-).
From: jonesp0854 at gmail.com
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:52:18 -0400
To: meteorobs at meteorobs.org
Subject: (meteorobs) July 26/27 observation from North Florida - almost clouded out...:o(.
Greetings again all, Just a brief summary report from Butler Beach is all I can provide from last night as the looming cloud issue intensified even more and limited me to just stray holes in the clouds here and there wherever I could get them. I even fell asleep by the seaside for awhile waiting for the clouds to break. The sound of the surf is so soothing.
It was frustrating as meteors seemed to be popping pretty nicely up there when there were holes, but a serious watch was not possible. I had about a dozen meteors in about 40 minutes total time between 1130 p. m. and 1:15 a. m.with a couple of pretty Perseids and two nice South delta Aquariids slipping in between the clouds. I even had another July gamma Draconid candidate before the clouds completely took over and shut me down for the night.
I'll give it a whirl again tonight as hope springs eternal that this depressing cloudy after dark pattern we are currently in will reverse itself. It had even rained on Butler Beach just before I got there... Bermuda High, where have you gone, Joe Dimaggio...;o)?!
Clear skies, Paul J in North Florida
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