[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
Message-ID: <DIIE.0000002B0000267B_at_paulinet.de>

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
    before midnight.

(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 !!!

Cheers from

Received on Thu 12 Aug 2004 12:46:04 PM PDT

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