(meteorobs) Observing Meteors

David Stine DStine at exposquare.com
Wed Jul 28 09:29:00 EDT 2004

I determine what stars, planets are going to be in the sky at the time
of observing then I look up the Mg. of the stars from 0-5 and write them
down.  Then I get the main ones in my mind to compare the meteors I see.
Stars in major constellations such as Ursa Minor, Cepheus, Cygnus, Ursa
Major or good ones to find these stars for comparison.  

David Stine
dstine at exposquare.com

-----Original Message-----
From: vijayl at vsnl.com [mailto:vijayl at vsnl.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 8:08 AM
To: meteorobs at meteorobs.org
Subject: (meteorobs) Observing Meteors

Dear Friends,

I have been reading your mails regarding your observations of meteors.
I have tried many times observing meteors earlier with a partial success
during LEONIDS storms since year 2000. But ever since I got membership
of this group I have not been able to watch any due overcast skies
because of monsoons. I hope somehow I manage to get at a place with
clear skies between 10 and 12 August.
I have one difficulty. I do not understand how does one measure the
magnitude of illuminance of meteor. Could any one of you explain it to

Clear skies!

Vijay Likhite
Mumbai, India.

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