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gamma Bootid meteor 20190211_001130


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About this observation
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
11/02/2019 - 00:11
gamma Bootid meteor
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Watec 910HX video camera
Computar 8mm f/0.8 lens
UFO Capture
UFO Analyser
25 frames per sec (50 fields per sec)

After the annual highlight of the Geminids and the short-duration peak of the Quadrantids, February brings some of the lowest meteor rates of the year with only weak activity from minor streams. I was pleased to record 936 meteors last month, an improvement on 650 from February 2018.

Most of February's meteors were mag 1 or fainter. Here is a nice mag -0.5 gamma Bootid travelling through Cep/Lac.

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