(meteorobs) Re: Eta Aquarids 2002 from Florida
I decided to try a short Eta Aquarid watch from the back yard 2002 May 4/5.
Sky LM wasn't too bad, 5.0. Watching 440 - 530 AM EDT (840 - 930 UT) I saw
only one Eta and no other meteors ! How dead can it get? The conditions
should have allowed half a dozen Etas. I skipped the last 20 minutes before
dawn. View was 25% obstructed. The Eta was an orange +1m with 1-second
train. But I saw 5 satellites in the same period. Sounds like no one else
is seeing much to speak of either. I would think Edmonton is at the
northern limit for seeing any Etas -- just seeing one would be an achievement.
Evenings have been clear enough to see the spectacular show of planets for a
Norman W. McLeod III
American Meteor Society
Fort Myers, Florida
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