(meteorobs) Fwd: Draconids (from admin of MP List)
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Subject: (meteorobs) Fwd: Draconids (from admin of MP List)
From: Lew Gramer <dedalus>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 98 10:10:55 -0400
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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 09:58:55 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lew Gramer <email@example.com>
Subject: Draconids :^(
If you want to repost this to meteorobs, be my guest
i went out to the observatory just before 0-UT and started taking pictures
with my camera piggybacked on my telescope. I set it so I would have the
northern part of Cygnus in the frame. I was taking one image every 10 minutes.
Unfortunately, I only saw one Draconid during the hour I spent watching, and
it passed about 25* south of where I was imaging, heading due south.
During this time, my limiting mag was about 5 at zenith.
I did not even see any sporadics during my observations and all in all, I
was very disappointed in the "performance".
I'm not sure if I got any meteors on film, but I did get at least one
airplane on every frame. :^(
-- Richard A Kowalski
Quail Hollow Observatory http://www.bitnik.com/QHO 761 Zephyrhills
"One thing I learned at home, on those nights at home, I learned how to use
a telescope and how to find objects in the sky.
You don't do that by going to a bar and drinking beer"
Clyde Tombaugh - Discoverer of Pluto
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