(meteorobs) Re: Perseid Meteors with HandyCam
As you have indicated you can be successful recording meteors with
nearly any video setup although 2 meteors in 5 hours is a bit on the
slow side. For a video system to work well it needs to be connected to
an intensifier which will allow much fainter meteors to be recorded on
tape. I'm certainly no expert here so I will refer you to discussions on
this subject during June and July which can be read at:
I would also invite others more knowledgeable on this subject to
> Hi folks:
> My first post here. Just wonder how much can you do by point your
> Hi-8 handycam to capture meteors? On the recent Perseids Meteors show
> 8/12-13, I manage to find 2 meteor trails within 1 seconds of each
> other( one very faint) in our 5-hours early AM watch for the shower in
> LM4 - light polluted sky in Singapore.
> I miss these during the first tape viewing. The trick is to view in
> bigger TV screen and with audio also(background Ah! and Woo!). The
> images however are not great but managed to discern a classic first
> flare follow by second bright flare ( explosion) and a terminal flash in
> avi stream play-back.
> I am using TRV99E in low lux mode..
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