Month: March 2017

CEMeNt 2016 – general overview

The Central European video Meteor Network (CEMeNt) established in 2010 is a platform for cross-border cooperation in the field of video meteor observations between Czech Republic and Slovakia. From the beginning the CEMeNt observational activities has been coordinated with professional Slovak Video Meteor Network (SVMN, [1]) as well as with other similar networks in area of central Europe (especially Hungarian Meteor Network, HMN [2] and Polish Fireball Network, PFN [3]). During six years of operation the CEMeNt network went through an extensive development. In total 33 video systems were working on 17 permanent stations located in Czech Republic and...

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March 2017 issue of Meteor News online!

The online content of January and February 2017 has been edited and archived in eMeteorNews (eMN_2017_1, March issue). Feel free to share this information on Facebook or Twitter with your group, network or society. The motto of MeteorNews is to keep it simple and easy. The website allows fast exchange of results, news and experience among active meteor observers accross the world. The eZine eMN serves as archive to preserve the interesting information. One advantage of online publications is that corrections can be made all the time. In case you spot some mistake, let us know and we can...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 18-24 March 2017

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Monday March 20. At this time the half-illuminated moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises between midnight and 0100 local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. The moon will interfere with meteor observing during this period if it lies within your field of view during observations. If you face away from the moon you will have better luck viewing meteor activity.

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CAMS meeting 12 March 2017

The CAMS BeNeLux network was invited for its coordination meeting at the facilities in Oostkapelle (Netherlands) by Klaas Jobse. The March 2017 meeting was special in many ways. First of all it was 5 years ago that the CAMS network was started in March 2012 with two Watecs, one in Oostkapelle by Klaas Jobse and the one in Ooltgenplaat by Piet Neels. We had something to celebrate as the CAMS network rapidly expanded and has 60+ operational cameras today. The number of orbits collected exceeds the wildest expectations with over 63000 orbits  so far. After the welcoming by Klaas Jobse,...

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