Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Perseids

On Tuesday night, mandachan and I got to stay up late and eatch the Perseids. Despite the moon, we saw about 20 meteors in 100 minutes, as well as several small bats which were dive-bombing the mosquitos. I saw a very bright ones that probably exceeded magnitude -1 (Almost as bright as Sirius).

Earlier in the evening, we looked at the Ring Nebula, Albeiro (Beta Cygni, a nice yellow/blue double star), Jupiter (with all 4 moons and several belts visible), and the rising moon (spectacular) with my telescope.

1 comment:

Sascha Grant said...

Lucky you! It was overcast and raining here :( Oh well! Always next year!!