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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Quick Orionid Report

I got up at 4 am and was immediately rewarded with a bright Orionid zooming past the Pleadies, shortly after a faint one zipped up above Orion. The sky was clear, and I was able to sit where the Moon was hidden behind a tree, so the Moons glare was less of a problem. Even with the Moon I could see down to magnitude 5 easily. I watched for half an hour after the two meteors, then went back to bed without seeing anything more.

You can see some interesting images and videos of the Orionids here and here.


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