Astronomy

Observing Log for

Session Details


Nigg Bay

57.1356, -2.05697

10m

Notes

Clear summer nighttime - cold.

Observations

Perseids Meteor Shower

Although it wasn't perfect conditions for the Perseids, seeing a clear sky outside we decided to take a quick drive out to Nigg Bay to see if the less light polluted skies down by the sea would help us see a few meteors. We spent only around 15 minutes observing but in that time did see four Perseids and two sporadics. The night was very cold though so after a taking a couple of images we packed up and headed back for hot drinks.

The below photo is the only image I took that caught a Perseid, visible to the extreme right and just above the bottom of the frame

Possible Perseid Meteor