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Posted by Nick James at 08:37 on 2011 Oct 09

No luck here in Essex last night. Mist and murk obscured any Draconid outburst. Probably the worst weather for a month! John Mason's group in Turkey had much better conditions and did see some activity. More later.Did anyone have any success?Nick.

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Posted by Paul A Brierley at 08:46 on 2011 Oct 09

Much the same here I'm afraid Nick.We had rain all day in Macclesfield, which persisted into the evening. I pleased to read of John's success.

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Posted by Marlyn Smith at 09:03 on 2011 Oct 09

Same in SW Scotland. Yet another observing session that my local Astro Society had organised that didn't go ahead due to awful weather. We seem to be jinxed!

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Posted by Gordon MacLeod at 09:29 on 2011 Oct 09

Exact same too on the North Coast of Scotland. I listened to Spaceweather Radio on the internet and the meteor echoes from the Texas area, and counted 77 meteor echoes between 19.00 and 20.00UT.

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Posted by Callum Potter at 11:27 on 2011 Oct 09

Clouded out in Gloucestershire too :-(Callum

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Posted by Len Entwisle at 12:14 on 2011 Oct 09

The 'Yorkies' suffered the same cloudy fate. I did have a look at predicted weather from Morecambe Bay North , Teeside , Lincolnshire to Anglesey as I just need to move self, sun lounger, red torch and one of my Watec's . No promise of anything worthwhile so ended up at home trying to catch streaming video ,listening in to US radio pings and keeping an eye out on Twitter , all on the puter.

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Posted by Gary Poyner at 12:34 on 2011 Oct 09

After a cracking 'TA' meeting in Basingstoke, we made a mad dash back to Brum (and I mean mad-dash) in the hope of seeing something. Yep, you guessed it - cloud and eventually rain.If it had been clear I would have been looking at CV's anyway :-)Gary

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Posted by Paul A Brierley at 17:14 on 2011 Oct 09

How active was the shower?

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Posted by Nick James at 20:36 on 2011 Oct 09

I haven't heard any more details from John, just a short text late last night that they had observed three bursts of activity although badly affected by moonlight. The IMO homepage (http://www.imo.net/) has a plot showing a ZHR of around 350 at 20:00 UT so something interesting happened. I'll post again if I hear anything more from John.

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Posted by Michael McNeill at 17:21 on 2011 Oct 10

The evening of 8th October was generally cloudy but with 3 large holes appearing in the clouds at 19.30 - 19.40 UT (3 Draconids at mag 1), 20.10 - 20.25 UT (4 Draconids at mag 1 and 1 at mag -1),20.45 - 20.50 UT (1 Draconid at mag -2.0) No faint meteors seen.

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Posted by Tony Markham at 18:54 on 2011 Oct 10

I've only seen three reports from the UK so far, with Richard Fleet faring best and seeing 22 Draconids during 2000-2045UT (LM=4.2).

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Posted by James Lancashire at 02:03 on 2011 Dec 10

Had a brief look from Bristol on the day before max (Fri I think) but nothing seen in about 30min break between clouds. Max (Sat?) was cloudy.No luck earlier in summer with Perseid max and DSLR from NW Scotland :(

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Posted by Duncan Bryson at 19:30 on 2011 Dec 27

I saw a few after the date. Quite bright but not frequent. ~ 3 days later.