(meteorobs) Why do some meteors appear to zig-zag?

Marco Langbroek marco.langbroek at wanadoo.nl
Fri Jul 9 17:00:51 EDT 2004

> This meteor is found on page 90 of the August 1997 issue of Sky &
> Telescope.
> - Pierre

Are there details of the photographic method given? An often seen error with
novice meteor photographers who use a rotating shutter for the first time,
is that the shutter and the camera are not well-isolated from each other,
causing the camera to vibrate due to the shutter motor. This creates very
nice sinuous meteor trails, which however are not real but

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek
Dutch Meteor Society (DMS)
Leiden, the Netherlands
52.15896 N, 4.48884 E (WGS 84)

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