(meteorobs) Aurigid analysis

Chris Peterson clp at alumni.caltech.edu
Wed Sep 12 18:31:40 EDT 2007

Which is consistent with my actual measurement of a 5-minute peak rate 
ZHR of 144 (corrected for the radiant altitude but not for limiting 
magnitude- LM effectively m=2 based on camera response). Most of the 
visual reports I've seen that give a magnitude distribution seem to 
indicate that most meteors were mag 2 or brighter, so I think the camera 
was performing about the same as a visual observer (except it doesn't 
get tired, and doesn't miss any events <g>).


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

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By the way, the IMO Aurigids page here:
reports the calculated ZHR based on received reports
(94 AUR in 57 intervals using an r of 2.0)

is 129 +/-30.


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