(meteorobs) Current shower?

kim hay cdnspooky at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 08:58:39 EDT 2011

On 08/28/2011 8:13 PM, Robert Lunsford wrote:

We have been fortunate to be out for the last 3 nights under clear 
skies, though last night was a bit less transparent, but we have seen 
quite a number of meteors, not associated with any shower, quite a few 

Last night while waiting for an iridum flare, after it was over, we had 
a -6 mag white, fast train 10 degrees long going SE come through the 
field of view. We did catch it on the all sky camera, but seeing it in 
person, was much more impressive.

> James and All,
> Your observation coincides with the start of the Aurigid meteor shower. I highly doubt that this shower is responsible for this activity as it is very weak away from the peak morning of September 1st. Even then the expected visual rates would be less than 5/hr.
> Robert Lunsford
> ---- James Beauchamp<falcon99 at sbcglobal.net>  wrote:
>> The previous week has been total silence.  Barely a sporadic radio hit after the PER's settled down.
>> Last night it has picked up significantly.  Radar scatter is getting about 20 per hour at the peak rates, but it is in clusters.
>> Clouds prevented any optical captures  :(
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