Tag: meteor shower

Camelopardalids Meteor Shower: 24, May

Well unlike the results from the Eta Aquarids , the Camelopardalids produced a much more convincing peak of activity and at the predicted time! Like my Geminid observations , the ‘9db above noise’ plot, produces a nice peak well above the other days either side.  Looking at the 3db plot, there is quite a bit of activity the day after the showers peak on the 24th. I wonder if this indicates a higher density of smaller particles on one…


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…


DIY Radio Astronomy: Perseids 2013

For a number of years, my -not so local any more  Astronomy Club – Kernow Astronomers, have held a BBQ on the eve of , or very close to the eve of,  the Perseid Meteor Shower. The weather on most of these occasions has generally been poor and at worst we’ve been clouded right out. When it has been clear we have seen a lot of cloud about so have had to  resort to…