(meteorobs) Camelopardalids: Very disappointing!
bmccurdy at shaw.ca
Sat May 24 04:39:24 EDT 2014
Disappointment here in Alberta as well. A dozen observers combined to see zero (0) unambiguous Camelopardalids. A few sporadics, a couple of maybes, & a whole lot of nothing. Skies were compromised at first but opened wide from 07-08:00 UT. My own obs consisted of one anthelion meteor we also listened on the car radio's FM band but there was nothing but white noise
Swing & a miss.
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> On May 24, 2014, at 2:14, skywayinc at aol.com wrote:
> Just a short note here to say that the "CAMs" were pretty much a bust as seen from here in Dunmore, West Virginia. Indeed, these meteors certainly could have done more. Renate and I watched from the comfort of two lounge chairs under a beautiful sky that conservatively was no worse than magnitude 6, with a spectacular Milky Way stretching from Cassiopeia to Scorpius. We were out from 1:45 to 3:30 a.m. EDT and saw 8 possible Camelopardalids. The best one by far was a slow moving dazzler of at least -5 magnitude at 3:20 a.m., which appeared below Arcturus. That was pretty much the highlight. . . we waited for
> a possible bevy of meteors to appear but what few we did see were few and far between. :o/
> -- joe rao
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