Tag: meteor scatter

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 6th & 7th May

Finally managed to go through the data from the Eta Aquarids. The  shower was estimated to occur between the 4th and 8th of May. The IMO’s visual record show peaks on the 6th and 7th of May.  I was a little unprepared for this observation and should have started the data collection a 3 earlier. This would have given a better baseline of background activity from which any  Aquarid activity would hopefully stand out…


Geminid Meteor Scatter Observations: 29, November – 18, December

Having had a problem with the data collection during the Leonids in November, I’m glad that my Geminid observations over the last two weeks seems to have been successful. As I mentioned in my entry on 3, November, I wanted to use the output from the Plotter rather than the scripted output of SpectrumLab.  The reasons for this are : The Plotter output can be set to record a minimum and maximum power reading…


What Balmy Autumnal Evenings?

Well apart from one session out at the scope in early September, the weather these last  seven weeks has been dire.  I’ve got to go back to December of last year when I was only able to get out once during a month.  November looks as though it’s going to be even worse, with not one clear night so far. While we have had lots of clear skies during the day, the  relatively high…