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Hi just went outside to see what the weather was like and behold clear sky with a little haze but improving.
The ploughGemini, Orion ,and Taurus and the Pleiads were really prominent.
Suddenly a Geminid meteor zoomed across my view so I waited and watched for a while and then saw two more.
Earlier in the evening the sky was cloudy so I put my Meade etx away I would have liked to have viewed Orion but it would have created a din to get my equipment out another time perhaps
Short .gif from a .ser video, captured last night (12th) with my ASI385MC and the supplied all-sky-lens.
We had a lovely clear night last night. The best we've had in ages. The battery died on my old laptop - probably due to the sub zero temperature - so only managed a few 5 minute videos. I saw lots more before I decided to set up the camera.
Tonight; peak; is completely clouded out! Surprise, surprise!!
I also had my Mother-in-laws dog as a stargazing companion/hot water bottle. Excuse the finger in the shot, my wife is a bit of a technophobe!
Some of you may be aware of the Radio Meteor Detection collaboration Project which is a group of contributors who submit their monthly log files after which do a number of things with the data see here for more info: https://radiometeordetection.org/about
Our latest exciting project is to see if we can successfully match Radio and Video events to aid our understanding of meteor phenomena, so we are now starting to Map Radio Meteor Altitudes for GRAVES.
The attached PDF gives a full description of this project
The project brief and maps can be found here: https://radiometeordetection.org
If you want any more information or feel you can help in any way, please do get in touch
Mapping Radar Meteor Altitudes for GRAVES.pdf
When you have a lot of fun stuff you always think, is there another way I can use it ? I bought recently an used GoPro Hero5 Black camera. It's excelent to do time lapse movies with. But could it be used for astrophotography ? I have in mind doing time lapse of meteor showers. When I use my DSLR with a mechanical shutter I use 1/100 of its life time every night I use it for time lapse. With the GoPro camera there is no mechnical shutter, but will it be sensitive enough ? A very rough estimate is that it only have 1/10 of the sensitivity per pixel. But I'm curious, I want to test it.
I collected some information here and test that I have done:
At the end a link to last night Perseid meteor shower. And it really works, but only catch the strongest meteors, but the camera is small and I can have it in my pocket so very easy to bring out in the dark and setup.