(meteorobs) Obs: 30 June/01 July 2006

pmartsching at mchsi.com pmartsching at mchsi.com
Sat Jul 1 11:32:14 EDT 2006


01 July 2006 05:00 - 08:00 (CDST 30 June/01 July 12:00 - 3:00am)

Paul Martsching
McFarland Park Observatory 4 miles NE of Ames, Story County, Iowa
Long: 93 deg 34 min W   Lat: 42 deg 05 min N   Elevation: 318 meters
Method: Visual; paper, pencil & talking clock

June Bootid
Antihelion
Sporadic

05:00-06:00; 75 degrees F; wind South 10 mph; clear - during first 15 minutes
several patches of thin, mackeral sky clouds in the Southern sky moving
Southward - against the direction of the ground wind; average limiting magnitude
5.9; facing East 50 degrees; Total teff 1.0 hour (No jets or airplanes!)
Time   mag.   type   comment
05:16  +1     Spor   orange
05:24  +2     Spor
05:27  -2     Spor   2 second train; Cass > 5 degrees beyond Polaris; fast
05:28  +3     Spor
05:43  +1     ANT
June Bootid: none
Antihelion: +1
Sporadics: -2, +1, +2, +3
Total meteors: five

06:00-07:00; 72 degrees F; wind South 7 mph; clear; average limiting magnitude
6.0; facing East 50 degrees; Total teff 1.0 hour (2 jets)
Time   mag.   type   comment
06:02  -1     Spor   began near Cass > 5 deg below & 10 deg beyond Polaris;fast
06:04  +3     Spor
06:28  +4     Spor
06:32   0     ANT
06:46   0     ANT    orange
06:56   0     JBO    very slow
June Bootid: 0
Antihelion: 0 (2)
Sporadic: -1, +3, +4
Total meteros: six
Path of 06:02 meteor "parallel" with path of 05:27 meteor

07:00-08:00; 70 degrees F; wind South 5 mph; clear - some patches of very thin
hazy stuff moving thru from the South last 15 minutes; average limiting
magnitude 5.9; facing East 50 degrees; Total teff 1.0 hour (1 jet)
Time   mag.   type   comment
07:07  +3     Spor
07:09  +3     Spor
07:16   0     ANT
07:33  +3     Spor
07:43  +2     Spor
07:44  -1     ANT    yellow
June Bootid: none
Antihelion: -1, 0
Sporadic: +2, +3(3)
Total meteors: six

Magnitude distribution:
June Bootid: 0
Antihelion: -1, 0(3), +1
Sporadic: -2, -1, +1, +2(2), +3(5), +4
Total meteors: seventeen


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