Friday, July 16, 2010

Meteors Jul 16 , 15,12,10 '10 - Counting Down to Perseids 2010

Counting  Down to Perseids 2010 August 13. 

 Mid July Perseids starting  to appear while sporadic (SPO) still dominate. 
Only 4 Per detected in two separate night 

07_16 ( x2 Per)

07_15( x2 Per)
07_12 ( x0 Per)
07_10 (x0 Per) 
Note x1 meteor with a bright star-like terminal burst

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Laser beams sweeping the sky

A laser beam sweeping across the sky ... time exposure created the  smoke like patches.[ Video]

Monday, July 12, 2010

Unmanned mini Space shuttle X37-B & a fireball later

A meteor streaked  through the tail of Scorpion.. while i readied the field in anticipation of 
 the 2.9 magnitude X-37B to pass

On time down to seconds... X37-B arrived on time.
25 mm lens

A fireball appeared

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Flashing space junk - yaogan(遥感) 1 deb

Flashing space debris ( passing gamma Aqr)  on top right upper - overlay with background stars for position.
Closest match is Yaogan 1 debris (   36363U 06015G   ) ~ 6 seconds between flash. (Video)
Skymap Plot below 

Iridium 17 gave out a single  -2.29 flash 
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