Good catch Bill. Glad to see you got a chance to give the 910 a workout. You're skies should be clear until 6am, so enjoy. I see stars in your image down to mag 5.95 so it looks like the 910 is doing its job. I get similar results on a clear night.
Too close, Just lifted last camera in when I felt the drops of sleet on my head! A good night, the 910 performed well, although I'll need to investigate the noise problem. 172 clips in 6.5 hours, a few will be cosmic rays/satellites etc. Only a few spectra. several very bright but didn't catch a break with the geometery as the radiant moved. One nicely aligned sporadic though. Methinks its time to study an equatorially mounted system. Hopefully others will have had success. I see the skies were clearing over most of the central/southern part of the UK. (well this front will be with you in a few hours )
It's taken all day to go over the recordings and check the spectra etc. Four camera's is getting to the limit of my handle-ability! I was looking back through my log books and last nights pre-peak count of 133 was the third highest single camera count I've had since I started using the watecs in Nov 2008. Looking at twitter I think I would have smashed that had the skies been clear. Even the radio count is way up already. (and that won't peak for another 6-7 hours.) It's blowing a gale again with heavy showers, so nowt tonight on video. I'm going to try extracting the radio counts from colourgramme to see what that graph looks like.
Well its a blazing night here Bill. Skies are crystal clear and meteors falling like rain. Over 200 confirmed meteors on EACH camera so far and rising by the minute. Its odd, I would have thought I would capture far more with the 2.6mm lens than the 6mm lens. If it carries on like this till 4am when the cloud is due I will have lots of work to do tomorrow.
Was that 133 Geminids Bill?? What a shame your weather turned.
Yes, 133 geminids between 8pm and 4.30am (which is 8.5 hours not 6.5!). It looks to have been a cracking night in some places. Sounds like you'll have a pile of work. Some of the HROfft images look crazy with a meteor ping every few seconds through the early hours. It'll still be good tonight as well. Sadly still no chance here. Anyway it feels like it's made up for the distinct lack of Leonids.
Images of what it sounded like work very well Bill. I think my volume control must be broke.
Where are all these tweets you speak of??
I spent 6hrs working on the data and haven't finished yet. Lots of my clips need trimming and time adjustments. I tried trimming in Analyser, but it doesn't cut out enough unwanted frames at the start or end. Whats the easiest way of editing a clip to bring the meteor into the first second of the clip?
Weather is still very changeable but you must be a weather guru allan. Skies have cleared a bit. Between the showers the skies are crispy clear. Got around 20 plus 3 spectra so far. As the grating systems are fully exposed to the sky I'll need to call it quits around 2am. It would've been nice to get the peak but it's been a succesful weekend. Cheers, Bill.
Glad you're getting something Bill. I.ve been clouded out all day, but am now getting a few stars showing so have just switched the cams on. I don't think it will last long for me, but data is data however you get it. I thought the peak was last night. Prove me wrong and catch a bundle.