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PostSubject: Stellarium - curiosity   Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:12 am

I was looking at Stellarium last night - which I often use to get my bearings before and after observing (and for real time tracking sats and the ISS in particular) when I was amazed to see a single shooting star / sporadic meteorite streak across half an inch of the screen.

Surely there's no way Stellarium can know about or predict these, particularly sporadics? Surely any indication of meteor showers would be arbitrary and not for real? ... Has anyone else seen this when using Stellarium?

I was indoors at the time so there was no way to look for the sporadic in the sky as it happened on screen.
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PostSubject: Re: Stellarium - curiosity   Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:25 am

No i haven't yet but i could have been from the Perseids meteor shower, the peak was friday/saturday night (12th/13th) but its duration was untill the 22nd, i know a few people who were oberving the ISS pass over a day or ago and witnessed a single meteor so it could have been from the Perseids???

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