Sunday, April 30, 2006

Meteor April 29/30 06...

Return of meteors... on a moonfree night.
While the video was doing its stuff automatically, I walked to the nearby park 1:00am to have a position fix on 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 fragmet 'c'. Using the orange red star -Arcturus as starting point - i hopped ( in 7x50s bino) to the reversed 'C' shaped Corona Borealis - and jumped to the Keystone of Hercules. It should be there .... The next trip I will bring my video gear.

(Top) Composite veiw of the x10 meteors detected, ( Bottom) a few frames showing the bright meteor resulting in a 'string-of-pearls' appearance. CLICK image to see larger version

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