[meteorite-list] Perseids 2004 from California
From: bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Aug 12 12:46:10 2004
Robert Woolard wrote:
> How was it for some of the rest of you?
(a) Interestingly, we saw more Perseids before midnight
than after midnight.
(b) We observed a slightly larger number of brighter meteors
(c) The ones after midnight seemed to be fainter, foreshortened
and *very* fast as we were looking for them closer to their
radiant which was now much higher in the sky.
(d) The very bright ones were all of an orange/yellow color.
(e) Several bright Perseid meteors left easily visible smoke trains.
Not Perseid-related - but just as exciting :-)
During moments of clear seeing and with "averted vision", we
could glimpse the Andromeda Galaxy without optical aid !!!
Received on Thu 12 Aug 2004 12:46:04 PM PDT