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The Perseids: Aug. 9-14, 2008
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  Summary: The 2008 Perseid meteor shower peaked on August 13th with a maximum rate of 130+ meteors per hour. [meteor counts] [full story] [sky map]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments



Edward Majden,
Courtenay, B.C. Canada
Aug. 13, 2008
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This picture was secured at my backyard observatory in Courtenay B.C. Canada with a Sandia All-Sky Sentinel Camera: 13 Aug 2008 at 10:00:06 U.T. 03:00:06 P.D.T.

Siamak Sabet,
Aug. 13, 2008
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Photo details: Canon EOS 350D digital camera Iso: 1600 Exposure Time: 1/40


Tom King,
Watauga, Texas, USA
Aug. 13, 2008
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The Watauga Skies Observatory All-Sky camera captured a stunning fireball at the peak of the Perseids meteor shower! Capture software evaluates the meteor to be magnitude -5.0. Look closely to see the sky, trees and the telephone pole are illuminated by this brilliant, yet brief visitor. This was the highlight of the Perseids meteor shower! The peak meteor count for the shower was 31 meteors on the evening and morning hours of the 12th-13th. The observatory is located under highly light polluted suburban skies - Bortle scale 7-8. All-Sky camera: PC164C b/w camera, f/1.2 6mm lens. Also included: Summary of August meteors detected by the All-Sky camera for August, and composite image of the the fireball trail. Watauga Skies Observatory is a private observatory located in Watauga, Texas, USA.

Alex Conu,
Pauleasca, Romania
Aug. 13, 2008
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I organized a small camp in the Romanian countryside to observe this year's Perseids maximum. 8 other Romanian amateur astronomers attended. The Perseids put on a great show in the night of 12/13 August. Too bad I HAD to go to bed at 3:30 and lost much of the good stuff.

Ken Scott,
Pt Betsie near Frankfort Michigan and South Manitou Island on Lake Michigan.
Aug. 12, 2008
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The first two images were at Pt Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan on 8-11-08, mostly clear night, but fog rolled in and about obscuring many of the meteors. The second two are on South Manitou Island with the light house front center, on 8-12-08 ... sadly, the moon washed out the first part of the show, esp. when the clouds moved in and then when the moon finally set ... the clouds took over :-(

more images (Aug. 12-13): from Yaron Eini of Jerusalem, Israel; from Tamas Ladanyi of Csesznek, Hungary; from Hassan Alsabbar of Diwaniya, Iraq; from Lori C of King City, Ont. Canada; from Mike Conlan of Garibaldi Lake, British Columbia, Canada; from Ron White of Lancaster N.H.; from Eugene Miller of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York; from Yuichi Takasaka of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada;