Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sprite Series - Carrots/Blue Jets ...

Instead of meteor ( see image below)  i got a bunch of Sprite and carrot-like blue jets. Video here


Friday, August 13, 2010

PERs Aug 13 2010

01:22  am Perseid grazer with wake in video

A typical averag Per..
A slight clouded out sky at critical time period 5 am onwards..
Video here. Overall impression is less than what i detected last year.

Combining Aug 12 & 13 - radiant plots of the Per members as follow:
Imagine the Perseids raining down this wide scattered area seen through the two nights. Single station cant figure out the angle of descent but just imagine the longest trace on the upper left entering the atmosphere at a shallow angle when the radiant is low in the east.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aug 11/12 Pers

Perseids August 12 early AM.[ video here ]Cloudy and lightning flashes 00-02 hrs
Activity peak around 05:44 or UT Aug 11'10  20:26. So if  you want quick look. Wake up 5am and go out and watch. 

Recap Last year Aug 13

Monday, August 09, 2010

National Day 2010 - Venus, Mars, Saturn and Mercury

 Grouping of the planets. When Mars meets Venus
but Saturn is around and Mercury not too far too.

Aug 9 2010 - ve mag Per and Pau fireball

Bright -2.3 Per. ( else where in the world there are reports of -5, -8, -10 Per fireball)

A Piscis Austrinid (Pau) fireball -2.8!

The dSLR 15mm general view of the star trails

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Sigma15mmf2.8EX view

Night sky in color.. click to find Constellation of Scorpion near the top. I have to open the window grille 
placed the eos on the tripod.  The watec 902H and 3.8 lens on the lower left. 20s ASA 400

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Aug 07 2010 - Bright Per and others

A composite plot of selected meteors from local time 00:00-06:30am Aug 07'10.
A thin grazing angle PER (01:45)  is seen at top frame and 3.5 hours plus later a bright PER (05:23) 
Meteors activity picks up as many streams are active.[Video]

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Bright Perseids Aug 05 2010

Bright Perseids and a -3.2 fireball near the building close to antennae mid lower right. ( see image below)
A bright terminal flash mag -3.2! Watch the video of these meteors.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

SDA Meteor Streams

A sampling of the SDAs and others meteors above.
Been raining for the past few days. 
7/29 nite i decided to risk rain and put out the videoccd. 
SDA dominates the early 
hours of 7/30. Exactly one year ago, result then
Parent body of the comet is still  unknown.

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