Rained on my Perseid Shower

Sadly my timing was off this year as I was planning on a Thursday night trip out to dark skies for the Perseids. This timing would have put my observing after the usual 140 degree λ⊙ peak but still should have been decent activity. Thursday evening I had things packed and ready to roll but things didn’t work out as planned. Mother nature decided to throw a massive storm event over the area.

The infrared satelite image for 2:00am CST Friday morning

Yep, completely clouded over all around me 🙁

At least the cloud out for the meteor shower was not a total loss. My area really needed rain and by Friday morning 3.8 inches had fallen at my place.