Perseids Meteor Shower
12-13 August 2023
Mud Village, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Perseids from Spiti
The trans Himalayan skies of Spiti valley are unparalleled to any other place and due to its dry conditions, we expect clear weather to be cold and the skies to be clear. The Pristine location, away from the nostalgic city life is awaiting your presence to witness the fast approaching Perseids Meteor Shower of 2023. The TWO night THREE day excursion will give you an opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted views of the meteors all over the sky.
Perseids Meteor Shower occurs every year in the month of August with its peak on the morning of 13th August and it is caused by the debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle left behind during its 133 year orbit around the Sun. The last orbit was in 1992 . During the peak, one can witness up to 100 meteors per hour however the count is largely affected due to the light and air pollution for the observers and how well the eyes are adapted for such an observation in the dark. During the year 2023, we are hopeful of seeing upto 60-70 meteors per hour.
The radiant lies in the constellation of Perseus. One does not need any special equipments to observe the meteor shower. The meteors appear to originate from the radiant but can be seen in any part of the sky. We can observe more number of meteors by looking away from the radiant towards the Zenith rather than looking at the radiant.
During the two night of observation session, we will be carrying our telescopes for some Deep Space Objects observations and also astrophotography. The winter constellations like Andromeda and Orion will be rising early in the morning while the summer constellations like Scorpio and Sagittarius are all going to be visible in the evening hours. We are hopeful of two fun nights at one of our most visited and trusted locations.
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Equipment can be chosen from:
- 8″(203mm) Dobsonian
- 10″(254mm) Dobsonian
- 25X100 Giant Binoculars
- NexStar 130 SLT
- NexStar 114 SLT
- Celestron CG-5 GT Mount with Orion 100mm Refractor and one astro-camera
- Celestron Advanced VX mount with Celestron C8 8″ SCT telescopes with astro-camera.