(meteorobs) Ursids Meteor Picture

Mike Hankey mike.hankey at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 19:42:41 EST 2009


After your first email I looked a little harder and agree its too
long, too faint and too straight. A meteor this long would have had
more shape to it. I was thinking a satellite would be more iridium
flare like, but I guess they can come in different shapes and sizes.



On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Chris Peterson <clp at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> It just looks like a lot of satellite pictures I've seen or taken myself.
> Very long, very uniform intensity. A meteor this long typically shows
> flaring and other signs of uneven burning.
> Have you tried some extreme stretching of the contrast to see if there is
> any structure present?
> Chris
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>> because its too faint?
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