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Perseid meteor


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About this observation
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
15/08/2017 - 22:38
Perseid meteor - first half
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
ASI120M with 150 deg lens

Images captured with Sharpcap in batches of 500 x 9 sec exposures. 15th was much darker sky than the maximum and less high cloud.

I thought I had 2 meteors on consecutive frames but closer examination shows it is the same meteor with half the path on each frame.

The ASI120 is a great all-sky (almost) camera for fireball capture, just need some software like the video observers use to just keep only the frames with targets on. Can fill up the hdd rather quickly.

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