Monday, August 21, 2006

Iridium Satellite Flare tonight 8/21

Iridium Satellite #75 put out a bright flare (reflection of sunlight) tonight outside my window! Click image to see the time stamp of the event. I calibrated my watch to the seconds by calling 1711 just before the flare and positioned my video camera exactly as i like the flare to transverse the FOV.
You too can find out such flares in your location

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Meteors Aug 13 ( 0hr-6:30am) 6mm video lens

Sky was bad for visual so i left a 6mm f1.4 lens/watec-90wH outside the window running Sontaco's UFOCaputure.
In 6 1/2 hours of detection a
total of 17 meteors were detected
even in this poor sky.
The single image above was
a composite stack
( using IRIS - add_max2 command on each fit image) Click any image for a closer look.

Sunday AM I wanted to find out how many of these were perseids - if any..
So I ran UFOanlayser and
here is a screen-capture
showing the plots of x11 perseids and others.
Imagine if i have a clearer better sky....

Well better than nothing ...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Meteor Aug4/5 2006

Composite of the meteors detected from midnight to 6:30am Aug 05 '06. A slow bright meteor went out of the FOV at top centre at 05:25:28am ( 25 mm lens /wat 902H / UfocaptureV2)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Aug 02 Meteors '06

Composite image Aug 02 0:00 hrs onwards
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