Author: Paul Roggemans

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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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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Warped meteor showers hit Earth at all angles

Dr. Peter Jenniskens informs us about the publication of most interesting new results. “Some meteor showers persist for weeks and months, even though Earth sweeps a big arc around the Sun during that time. The meteors arrive from a slightly different direction each day, which is a clue to why these showers last so long. In a review of ongoing meteor surveillance projects worldwide, 45 showers are identified that take this motion to extremes, visualized in spectacular animation.” http://www.ianww.com/meteor-showers/#Omicron Eridanids Read more: http://www.seti.org/warped-meteor-shower-hits-earth-at-all-angles http://cams.seti.org/PSSreviewMeteoroids2016.pdf...

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CAMS BeNeLux overview 2016

The CAMS network expanded with 8 stations and 12 new cameras, while 2 stations with 2 cameras each were temporary discontinued. The number of operational cameras increased from 49 to 57 and a larger portion of the atmosphere could be monitored. 309 of the 366 nights allowed successful collection of orbits. In total 25187 orbits were obtained in 2016. 1       Introduction Started in March 2012 with two stations and two cameras, CAMS Benelux counted 21 stations with 57 cameras by end of 2016. The number of orbits collected has increased year after year, thanks to the growing number of...

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Fireball with meteorite fall WI, USA

Galactic Analytics reports on a major fireball event on 2017 February 6, at 7h25m UT, seen and filmed from various locations in Indiana, Illinois, Michican, Wisconsin and Ohio. A meteorite felt near Sheboygan, WI, and was registered by radar. For meteorite hunters: bring your swimming gear as it felt into Lake...

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