The professional astronomy conference European Planetary Science Congress 2018 (EPSC) will be held from September 16 to September 21, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This yearly conference gives an inspiring insight of the latest discoveries and the current status of Solar System astronomy and planetary science and wellcomes the participation of a
I caught this fairly bright one on Jan 27 12:23 UT from California. The path appears directly from the ECV radiant and the duration was less than 1/2 second (based on frame capture rate), which is consistent with the fast speed of these. However, no other meteor of similar direction were caught during that morning. Is it possible from this shower? capture11362.bmp
We are aware of potentially strong tau-Herculid shower in 2022. However my modelling shows that there are some chances for activity in 2017 on May 30 at 17:24 UT. I suggest that if any activity appears, it should very low, perhaps, at the level of separate meteors, but their brightness is expected to be high, so even 1-2 such meteors could make a lot of fun. Details are here:
I am now using the following set up: -Raspberry Pi 3
2x Neo M8T
Radio link - 433 MHz telemetry kit (SiK radio) and it is matched via mission planner.
Base station: I power the radio with an adapter (micro usb end) and the 6-wire Pixhawk cable goes to the telemetry slots of the board and that's how I power the board. The inputs of the telemetry on the board are - Gnd, SDA, SCL, T
Hi, Is there anyone going to the IMC that would be willing to do a workshop on how to generate the 3D maps showing meteor trails over the ground. Not being an expert my own attempts have not worked. I'd really like to see how it's done properly and I'm sure there would be plenty of other people interested too! Cheers, Bill.
PS. I tried to create this topic in the IMO/IMC secti
Hi, I'm heading to Tenerife for the Geminids this year. I was wondering if there were any other IMO-er's planning on visiting the Canary Islands at the same time. I'll have a basic set up of three cameras and would like to try some two station work if anybody was on La Palma (or anywhere else!). Cheers, Bill.
Hello all, First the good news: I was able to pull in WCCO 830 AM in Minneapolis from my home here in metro Detroit for the first time. (That's approximately 540 miles.) I'm using Exray's version of a Hiker's set along with a loop antenna which is basically a hula-hoop with five turns of #22 magnet wire, a dual 365pf variable cap and one single turn of litz to inductively couple the set to the
We would like to draw your attention to a potential slight meteoric activity enhancement coming from the alpha-Monocerotids meteor shower on November 21st, 2017, around 21 h 26 min UT. You will find more informationa nd tips regarding this potential event on this page: https://www.imo.net/possible-activity-from-the-alpha-monocerotids-in-2017/
I have been out on 5 mornings so far in mid-October to view the Orionid shower from my yard located in the rural foothills east of San Diego. On all mornings I faced nearly due south about half-way up in the sky. The first morning was the 18th when I only counted 3 during 2.5 hours of viewing. It had been cloudy all day but was expected to clear by midnight. I woke at midnight but skies were stil
Here is an interesting view of the Geminids (thanks Tioga for the forward), as we could observe them from the stratosphere! Interesting to see how a meteor behave in real time, from a different point of view. Must be much harder to associate meteors to a defined radiant from there ;-) https://twitter.com/pmisson/status/809011987476840448
This morning I was facing south to concentrate on the southern showers. As has been the case recently the humidity has been high and the transparency has been poor. The light dome from San Diego was bad, affecting the sky toward the west and southwest. So the sky east of the meridian was impressive but west of the meridian was poor. Despite this I managed to count 52 meteors during 3.33 hours of
It was 1 year ago tonight that the July gamma Draconids produced an impressive outburst over Europe. If any such occurrence were to repeat in 2017, it would most likely occur over North America near 6UT. I went out with little anticipation and that is exactly what I saw. Only 2 GDR's appeared during 2 hours centered on 6UT. I was actually surprised I caught 2 of them! The first one was slightly b
I have been waiting for the moon to pass its last quarter phase so I can catch some of the mid-July activity. Unfortunately our area has been plagued by clouds so I had to wait until this morning to finally get a peak at the meteor activity. The sky was mediocre and very hazy, especially in the west toward San Diego. I decided to face southward to catch some of the early activity in that part of
I was having a look at the 2017 IMO Meteor Shower Calendar, and especially looking for activity prospects for the 2017 Perseids maximum, and I read that the forecast ZHR for the Perseid activity peak was 150... As I do not think any activity enhancement is predicted, I wa sthus wondering why the predicted maximum ZHR was so high for 2017. Does anyone have an explanat
A new forecast for possible activity in 2019 can be found here: http://feraj.ru/Radiants/Predictions/209p-ids2019eng.html
In short, a small outburst with ZHR up to 10 could be produced by 1939 trail at 7:44 UT on 24 May 2019, and a secondary outburst with ZHR up to 5 due to 1994-2009 trails is possible around 11 UT on 24 May 2019.
I went out to my porch around 12:45 am for a smoke, Looked up to admire the sky, I witnessed 4 shooting stars before i could even finish my ciggarette , takes only 10 to 13 minutes to smoke. By chance i saw 4 shooting stars ( meteors ) within 13 minutes . On this the 31 of May 2017 in Prescott, AZ, looking to the south west .