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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014



    I saw two streaks while using my binos, and these were very faint too.
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014



    When astronomers give you lemons, you (try to) make lemonade

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    Traveled again to my not-that-great-but-convenient 'dark spot' (municipal park) to set up my wide-angle timelapse stuff while I slept in the back of my 1985 Honda Civic CRX. At 10:07 CDT a very nice meteor was observed (about half an hour after sunrise, long before the 'peak' of the Camelopardalids -- but I took this as a sign for good things to come. I got up again around peak time (02:00 CDT) and saw nothing. Packed up and went back home shortly after sunrise (05:00 CDT). It was a beautiful shirt-sleeve night (after a brutal long winter) so I did not mind the excursion.

    Upon review, caught something very unusual in the timelapse:

    New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    I had clear sky with just a little tree trouble to the north.
    Got up at 2am and watched for about 30 minutes, didn't see a thing. When back to bed.

    Kind of felt like I was waiting for the great pumpkin. Maybe next time.
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by darethehair View Post
    Upon review, caught something very unusual in the timelapse:

    New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!
    I saw that in your Timelapse Video at about 0:18...

    And in the "Extract" that you posted to the other thread, that appears to have lasted across 7 frames at 30sec each (?)

    Wow, was that a larger meteor that gave the upper atmosphere a real shallow glancing blow ??
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    Default Re: Meteor Shower Night of 23 May into early hours of 24 May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by seigell View Post
    I saw that in your Timelapse Video at about 0:18...

    And in the "Extract" that you posted to the other thread, that appears to have lasted across 7 frames at 30sec each (?)

    Wow, was that a larger meteor that gave the upper atmosphere a real shallow glancing blow ??
    The verdict seems to be a fuel dump by a Japanese satellite:

    Satellite Passing with its own cloud? | Time to Think
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