Friday, April 30, 2010

Bright lunar and a meteor

Look at the flaring portion. Which direction do you think the meteor travelled from?  Top to bottom or bottom to top?  For this one the flaring occurs 1/3 of the flight and is travelling from top to bottom!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wat's that star in the western horizon?

 International Space Station ISS ( karya) sailing pass Orion ( a series of dots near bottom) and entering earth shadow shortly after.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

de ja vu

A similar multiple flares Lyrid again

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cloudy sky and Lyrids

At 0:48am .. a Lyrid was caught through clouds- terminal double burst seen ( near white building in image below).
another Lyrid caught close to dawn below

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Return of meteor activities..

Video here Note in the video the last meteor (closest to the building in above composite plot) ended with a flash-like terminal burst.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A meteor crossing the FOV of 25mm f0.90 lens

 A meteor cross diagonally of the 25mm f0.90 aspheric lens 09-Apr-2010 02:13 am

Byte Size Astronomy : Venus & Mercury evening sky April 2010

   The bright object in the 06 April [7:39pm] evening sky was Venus and if you looked carefully you will find the elusive and dimmer Mercury nearby too. Taken with a hand held shot with  a point and shoot digital camera Nikon CP5100 in Shutter Priority. Here is the video with a little zoom in view.  Read more in S & T

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Iridium 24 flashes again

The tumbling iridium IR 24 giving flashes here. Watch this video here
Meteor ( shooting star) appear to radiate out from the moon.. ( line of sight effect)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Iridium 24 - x2 flashes and a glaring moon

Two negative magnitude  flashes near the building, direction of travel : upwards
RA 17h31.9min, Dec -71.94, RA 17hr 32min Dec-56.58. Watch video here
Glaring ( over-saturated) moon near Sagittarius 
and the brightest flash with background star overlaid
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