(meteorobs) Fwd: Draconids (from admin of MP List)

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Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 09:58:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: bitnik@bitnik.com
To: Lew Gramer <dedalus@latrade.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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