(meteorobs) More Meteor Observations from Central Virginia on July 16/17 2004
FELIX A MARTINEZ
suejam1 at juno.com
Sun Jul 18 23:22:36 EDT 2004
Managed again to get out for a short casual session on the patio of our
backyard (July 16/17) and did see some more interesting meteors.
Observations as follows:
0334 UT ACyg 3.0
0455 - 0545 (50) 3 ACyg 4 Spor 1 Per 1 DA 1 AC LM 6.0
It got cloudy on Saturday 17/18 so I end for now meteor observations
until about 10 August for the Perseids. Will be in the light-polluted
Tidewater region of Virginia for the next two weeks. Hope that many of
You get out and see the Aquarids and Alpha Caps!!
In Astronomical Affinity - Felix
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 12:21:02 -0400 FELIX A MARTINEZ <suejam1 at juno.com>
> Finally I had the opportunity to observe meteors again and it felt
> good to be out under the stars!! This Summer has been challenging
> finding any time since I am spending most of my time caring for Our
> Children as my Wife, Suzannah continues to work during the Summer.
> the weather has been very uncooperative here in Central Virginia
> haze, thunderstorms, and very often cloudy). This all caused me to
> the exciting activity from the June Bootids. Nevertheless, it
> and turned cooler for a decent enough night of meteor observations.
> results are as follows:
> Observer - Felix A. Martinez
> Location - Backyard of Home in Amherst County, Virginia
> (37 degrees 26 minutes North Latitude/079 degrees 07 West
> Observing Time - 0505 to 0805 UT
> Air Temperature - 17 degrees Celsius at start and 14 degrees Celsius
> Showers Observed - Alpha Cygnids (ACyg), Alpha Capricornids (ACap),
> Delta Aquarids (NDA), South Delta Aquarids (SDA), Perseids (Per),
> Austrinids (PAU) and Sporadics (Spor)
> 0425 UT ACyg 2.0 Blue Casually Observed
> before setup
> 0505-0605 1 ACyg 1 ACap 2 Spor
> LM/.90 Teff
> 0605-0705 1 ACyg 1 SDA 1 NDA 2 PAU 3 Per 3 Spor 6.0+
> 0705-0805 1 PAU 1 Per 4 Spor
> 6.0 LM/.85 Teff
> Comments: Very interesting and eye-pleasing to see the 3 PAU
> (long and slow to medium speed coming up out of the deep South)!
> seven-year old son (Jason) joined me for about thirty minutes of
> observing between 0805 and 0835. Very little in the way of meteor
> activity then, but we did see high-flying airplanes, satellites and
> showed Him the effects of the light pollution from Lynchburg to Our
> Also showed Him the bright band of light in our ENE (Zodiacal
> Jason, my Wife and and my almost four-year old daughter plan on
> me for some of the Perseid Observing Period (09 - 15 August).
> looking and trying to decide on a place between South Florida and
> England that We can go for a vacation between 07 and 15 August that
> have the best chance for being clear for observing the Perseids.
> Like I
> said, good to be back under the stars again!!
> In Astronomical Affinity - Felix A.
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