Re: (meteorobs) Observations 03/03 04/03 --00

>I tried to do some LM counts as well,using the IMO guidelines and counting
>stars in Ursa Major, but when I got home and checked,I realized one of my
>corner stars was wrong !!!

Leo, this is one of the reasons why it's always a good idea to select more
than one IMO Star Area to count in during an observing session! In fact, I
recommend counting in three each half hour: the one closest to the Zenith,
and two others close to the direction your head is facing during that hour.

This can be tricky if you are in an observing spot with many obstructions,
but I can generally find at least three out of the 30 IMO Star Count areas
which are within my field of view, and aren't too low (> 40 deg elevation).

Congratulations on your first informal visual meteor session! Keep with us
here on the list, and I can guarantee it will become ever more fun and less
frustrating as you get in more hours out under the beautiful night sky.

Clear skies!
Lew Gramer

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