Thursday, August 11, 2011

1477m 2011/08/10–11

1477m 2011/08/10–11 04:00–05:30 EDT Foxmead bathroom window 8–3 ne
Observing naked eye out upstairs bathroom window facing east. Observed 04:00–04:15 looking for Perseids. This is two mornings before the peak, but there will be a Full Moon coinciding with the peak which will dim the meteors. This morning there is a small window of dark between moonset and the beginning of morning twilight. My view includes most of the eastern sky below Jupiter, including Taurus, Orion, Gemini and Mars. No meteors seen.

One of the advantages of living in a house with large windows is that I don't have to get dressed and go outside to observe. This is especially handy on cold winter nights (or cold summer mornings—it was only 12°C at 4 a.m. this morning!)

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