[meteorite-list] Draconid meteor shower - any reports yet?
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 17:54:02 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Bob K., Alex S., and All,
I saw one (1) last night during 10 minutes of viewing.
Still daylight (almost sunset) here in San Diego, but
there are reports from Florida USA Spaceweather radio feed
of "many pings"!
Sorry to hear of poor viewing in Central Europe.
But it is already dark in Nova Scotia, and here is a report already:
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Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 18:19:38 -0300 (ADT)
From: "Michael Boschat" <boschat at mathstat.dal.ca>
Subject: (meteorobs) Draconids via radio -- main peak wow!!
Even with limited analogue TV here in Canada rates are high now!
I will take whatever I can get... :)
Still listening will ""look"" for any left overs ...if clear.
Observer: Michael Boschat
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lat: N 44d 39'
Long: W 63d 36'
Hgt: 58 meters above sea level
Listening Frequency: 67.24 MHz
Receiver: Icom R-10
Antenna : resonant dipole
Antenna Direction: Horizontally polarized with lobes in E-W plane,
elev 0 deg
Filter : high-Q (Q at least 300) bandpass filter between antenna &
Listening Mode: CW
Recording method: listening by ear
DRACONID METEOR SHOWER - October 8, 2011
UT | #/hr
12 | 36
13 | 28
14 | 32
15 | 34
16 | 66
17 | 63
18 | 105
19 | 196
20 | 338
Halifax Center- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
web page: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa063
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This shower produced a major meteor storm in 1933.
-- Bob V.
--- On Sat, 10/8/11, Alexander Seidel <gsac at gmx.net> wrote:
> From: Alexander Seidel <gsac at gmx.net>
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Draconid meteor shower - any reports yet?
> To: "Bob King" <nightsky55 at gmail.com>, meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 4:53 PM
> Hi Bob,
> my esteemed meteorite buddy Matthias just reported here
> that skies were overcast in South Germany, but I heard that
> there were some clear areas over other parts of the country
> where observations could me made despite a disturbing nearly
> full moon. More on this will surely be reported soon, and a
> good place to have a look at in the meantime is this:
> I was very lucky to see one single bright Draconid from my
> balcony in downtown Berlin this evening 11.39 local pm (UTC
> 21.39), just passing 4 to 5 degrees over the star Vega (A
> Lyr) for two seconds with about mag +2.8, which is one of
> the few brighter ones. I looked for more, but did not see
> more meteors, as this is a central location of a big town,
> with all the city lights around, and the moon interfering in
> addition. But it should have been sort of a good show out on
> the countryside....
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> > Datum: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 18:19:14 -0500
> > Von: Bob King <nightsky55 at gmail.com>
> > An: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> > Betreff: [meteorite-list] Draconid meteor shower - any
> reports yet?
> > Hi everyone,
> > I was wondering if any list members from Europe or N.
> Africa were
> > successful in seeing the Draconid meteor shower
> (storm) this evening?
> > I'd love to hear any observations.
> > Thanks!
> > Bob
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