Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sprites - Oct 30 2008

After 887 lightning flashes ( each one triggered a video recording) i screened through the images and apart from a handful of meteors - sprites stole the show instead. Six of the best one is stacked here. You will find one grouping cluster around the TV aerials and another group (one complete blue jet or 'carrot' and the other partially hidden). CLICK image above to view better.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Orionids 2008 - Oct 18/19 - FOV 68.6 x89.2

2008_10_18_23:18:19 till 10_19_05:45:48
composite from x17 images , stack using IRIS command add_max2 X 17 ( file in
brighter stars Sirius and Canopus created a trails in the composite.

Using UfoAnalyser Software - the ID of each meteor was identified - as expected, the backward propagation of quite a number of them intersected at radiant of of Orionids Meteor Shower - the dust trails from Halley's Comet. Majority of them detected in 4 - 5 am when the radiant is highest. Two Epsilon Geminids were detected too.

Lens : HG3808FCS-HSp 1/2" auto iris 3,8mm 1:0.8 / watec -902H

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