British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

Home Forums Meteors
Terms of use

Perseids - Radio Data - 2018 August

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
astroshot's picture
Last seen: 13 hours 36 min ago
Joined: 11/09/2014 - 21:37
Perseids - Radio Data - 2018 August


Attached is a PDF of slides I've put together with my analysis of radio data from monitoring Graves during the month of 2018 August. Equipment consists of a simple 3 element Yagi antenna, Funcube Dongle and Spectrum Lab software.

Slide 1: Colourgram of radio detections for the month of 2018 August

Slide 2: Radio detections during the Perseids peak

Slide 3: Defections during a quite period of the month to determine the level of sporadics / background noise.

Slide 4: Daily mean of the above. Note the diurnal variation.

Slide 5: Sporadics / background noise subtracted from the total number of detections to determine the average number of Perseids detected.

Slides 6 - 10: Screencaptures from Spectrum Lab. Notes on slides. 



PDF icon Perseids-2018.pdf506.32 KB
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: 22/02/2015 - 22:03
perseids radio data

A fantastic set of results  so much information .  I will  study  it all  at length .  The late Neil Bone would  have been  amazed to see what  can be achieved  with the way  data  can be displayed  by modern computer systems.  A wonderfull  data set . Congratulations 

astroshot's picture
Last seen: 13 hours 36 min ago
Joined: 11/09/2014 - 21:37
perseids radio data

Thanks Neil.

A R Pratt's picture
Last seen: 5 min 35 sec ago
Joined: 04/03/2014 - 14:01
Perseids - Radio Data - 2018 August

Hi Michael,

I enjoyed reading your radio data report. I often wonder why there aren't large numbers of amateur radio astronomers in these misty isles! We got some good video meteor data this August, although many of us had cloudy skies during the Perseid maximum, so let's see if we can marry up the video data with the radio counts.

I hope your work is on display at Dunsink on Saturday.

See you there,