Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Gathering January 3, 2013

The next meteor show is the morning of Thursday, January 3, and since the Quadrantid meteor shower has a very narrow peak and the waning gibbous moon rise about the time that the meteors radiant is coming up. 

There will be a gathering at Allens Pond Stone Barn, Horseneck Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts starting at midnight on Thursday, January 3.   Anybody that would like to come and view the show is welcome.  Coffee, hot chocolate and snacks will be available.  All you need is to wear warm clothing and bring a chair. 
If you are interested in trying to photograph the meteors, please contact me at mborn@photobee1.com  and I will  email you what equipment that you should  have and I will help you set up your equipment.

The Quadrantid meteor shower is capable of matching the  meteor rates of the better-known Perseid and Geminid showers.  It has been known to produce up to 60 or more meteors per hour.  Last year, before the clouds came in, it was a spectacular show.