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Re: (meteorobs) Re: Heavenly Conjunctions



> >This is probably much more common for telescopic observers but on August
> >12, 1974 I caught a bright Perseid and a sporadic crossing paths in a
> >highly inclined "X" fashion. Out of 32 years and over 50,000 meteors
> >this is the only time I have seen this occur.
> 
> Bob, I haven't seen the "X" pattern you mention, but three years ago I did
> see two running parallel with each other, same magnitude, same apparent
> velocity, each so close that the fragments gave the appearance of the
> two meteors "shaking hands."

During the maximum of the 1993 Perseids we recorded a number of
simultaneous meteors with our video system MOVIE. One particular pair of
bright video meteors was especially impressive: It was a Perseid and a
sporadic, too, but they did not cross. It looked as if both of them
radiated from the same point in different directions. Really nice. :-)

Sirko

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