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Chegwin


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11/08/2009 13:57

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Look into the sky at night, best that time, and see the annual Perseid meteor showers that are forecast for the coming week or so. Best time from tonight until Thursday or Friday.



Chegwin



Brinsley


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Chegwin



When next in Girne please email me and should you have time, try and get my reflector telescope working, please!



Richard



Chegwin


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I will get it working so well that when you look through it you will see the back of your head.

No problem.

Chegs



booitsme


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11/08/2009 15:11

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Chegwin - thanks for that bit of knowledge. I was just saying to my husband last night, after watching 2 shooting stars, that this would be a wonderful pace to watch a meteor display. I'll be out keeping watch from my balcony from dusk this evening



chrisieh1


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11/08/2009 15:44

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Hi Chegwin



We were at a friends in Karsiyaka last night & saw a meteor about 10pm. Never seen anything like it before. It was beautiful. Will look out for some more tonight!



cyprusairsoft



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11/08/2009 15:48

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plenty last year 16 in hour with flaming tails fantastic



dizzycows


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Hi to you all, for the best show look away from the moon, there was a wonderful display as cyprusairsoft has said last year, all you lucky so and so's being in N.C to witness it. lol from a grumpy cow



booitsme


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Aaah Dizzycows, you may miss it this year but you saw it last year when we were languishing in the rain, wind and cold of a UK summer! We'll be thinking of you



dizzycows


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11/08/2009 16:41

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booitsme, enjoy the show, but bet you wont be thinking of me at all!!!!! lol



JohhnyLee


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11/08/2009 16:46

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Chegwin, excuse me for being blonde ( I actually was when I had hair) do refelector tlescopes always display the image upside down, for crying out loud I cannot see the point of this. and if so can it be reversed



mrcyprus


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A reflector telescope if viewing a house, a bus or an object we see on earth would be upside down. But in space there is no upside down, sideways, etc etc.. so there is no correct way to view an image in space. Astromers use reflector telescopes, as the "correct" position of the item isnt important.



Alternatively you can use a diagonal scope and it will flip the image to the "correct" position.



cyprusairsoft



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easy way in the pool or layback on sun lounger and put all lights out stay fixed for as long as you can and sure as eggs you will see one.



dizzy said great show lasy year and it was my nine year old was thrilled to bits as he could not seem to see one then just before midnight the mother of all meteors came from the sea to the mountains with a flaming tail for at least 4-6 seconds and he saw it. it was worth a million dollars for the pleasure on his face



mrcyprus


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11/08/2009 16:55

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If i was going to tell you which sort of telescope to buy to view planets or stars, i would tell you to buy a refractor telescope, although this is the most expensive.



dizzycows


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My granchildren saw it in N.C withus last year, 'awsum' they said



Navek



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Hi Chegwin,

Any particular direction we should look, or will they be everywhere?

Our grand daughter's over, and we would like her to see as many as possible

Thanks'

Navek



No1Doyen


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11/08/2009 18:33

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Are these Electric Meters or Gas Meters? )



Krin52


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Navek,



Look towards the north east, under Cassopiea (Lazy W) - they should be coming from that direction



Chegwin


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11/08/2009 19:40

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Navek

Krin52 got it about right.

But you will find your head spinning as you keep moving it to catch the tail end, sorry, of the one you just missed!

Great way to spend a lazy night.

Chegs



dizzycows


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Hi No1Doyen, glad to see you have a sense of humour, sadly lacks it on this site sometimes, the meteor show last year was fab, dont know if we will see it in GB as the prediction is cloudy tonight.



flightholiday


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11/08/2009 20:37

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I have customers in Jordan to see it (they booked last minute from Cairo) - I hope they have a great time and that you lot do to with the clear skies you should have down in North Cyprus.



dizzycows


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11/08/2009 21:06

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Hey if you got Jordan in the way you wont see anything !!!!!



Brinsley


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Msg 21



You'll see something flying!



Richard



dizzycows


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Silicone !!



JohhnyLee


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Message 16 Doyen, I checked up with Kibtec, if you want to see the electric meters, it,s about 700 lira, oh and probably around 100 lira for a few pretty stamps, trust this answers your question



No1Doyen


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11/08/2009 22:16

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Good on yer Johnny. )



Brinsley


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10.40pm, any sightings yet? Girne could do with a power cut as there's too much land based light pollution.



Richard



Chegwin


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12/08/2009 08:31

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Clocked a few early ones last night but the air pollution here in Dubai is pretty awful and it is relatively good just now!

The show should get better however around 22:00 tonight, TRNC time and continue for the next few days.

You donít need any sort of visual aid as the things move so quickly, by the time you see it, focus your whatever on it, it has gone.

And donít forget to tag a wish on each one but donít tell anyone.



Chegs



booitsme


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12/08/2009 09:58

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Dizzycows - Oh but I did - if only to think "Well you didn't miss much" as the main event is supposed to be tonight! We'll try again tonight



Brinsley


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12/08/2009 10:21

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BBC Radio 4 News. The shower can be seen in the UK tonight, if the sky is clear.



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bootneck



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12/08/2009 10:39

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Do you need to look in any direction such as over the sea or is it just pot luck ?



frontalman



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12/08/2009 10:41

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Mes 15



Up



Chegwin


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bootneck

With the mountains behind you, assuming you are in the TRNC, face the sea and look up and right 45 degrees, roughly Northeast, and that'll sort of put you in the right direction.



mrcyprus


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12/08/2009 17:36

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anywhere in the northern hemisphere will put you in a good position.

The earth rotates into the debris and scoops it into the atmosphere which breaks it up causing the streaks of light.



phylray



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13/08/2009 00:44

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News tonight said better chance of seeing further north you go. Can't see anything yet!



Lilli



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13/08/2009 00:50

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Chegs nothing looked all night xxxxx I need to make awish



Navek



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13/08/2009 03:25

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Just been out for a look.

Saw 16 in about 48 minutes,

02.20 - 03.08, 13-08-2009

Looking north, in the shade from the moon.

Was waiting to see another,

but the mozzies seemed more interested in me than the meteorites :-(

That'll do for tonight.

Got a stiff neck now :-(

Will try looking for worms tomorrow,

to rectify my neck

Navek



flutterby


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13/08/2009 08:12

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Lay out last night too, and saw some magnificent 'shooters'. Some were so clear that the tail was visible for a good few seconds. Truly remarkable sight. Gave up too on account of mossie's!!! But well worth the bites, someone pass me the anti-histamine .



Flutterby



booitsme


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13/08/2009 08:29

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Navek - I loved your post it really gave me a good morning laugh! I'll join you on the worm hunt or else the physios will be doing a great trade



Chegwin


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Well, even though the air was full of destruction dust here I managed to see quite a few at around 0030 - 01:30.

Got a bit too warm and sticky so left 'em to it.

A bit of effort once a year carries a few wishes.

Glad those that did see a few enjoyed.

There will be a few stragglers in the skies tonight so if you did miss them then tonight will probably be the last sightings until next year.

Chegwin



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