Observing Report 17th-18th November 2012 (Part 1 – in like a lion, out like a… bull)

Posted by @ 9:18 pm on Sunday 18th November, 2012.

I spent ages outside in the freezing cold last night trying to catch some Leonid (LEO) meteors on camera. There were quite a few about and I was pointing the camera in the right direction, but after taking 443 30-second exposures I'd not managed to get one in shot.

I did, however, manage to snap this little beauty racing eastward between Auriga and Cassiopeia - it's a Taurid, probably a Northern Taurid (NTA):

 

 

I'm quite pleased with that result, and the whole exercise was good practice for next month's Geminids (GEM).

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One Response to “Observing Report 17th-18th November 2012 (Part 1 – in like a lion, out like a… bull)”

  1. Geoff says:

    I love Cassiopeia; it’s easily recognisable and somehow always cheers me up when I see it!

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