Author: Paul Roggemans

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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Fireball over Denmark 20 January 2017

A bright slow moving fireball was captured above Denmark at 06h12m50s UT. It started at 78 km and ended at 50 km elevation with an entrance angle of 14°. The velocity was 19 km/s and the radiant was sporadic with R.A. at 132.3° and decl. +5.1°. The featured photo was registered at Hobro, Denmark (see top). The orbit was of an asteroid type with: q= 0.545 AU e = 0.467 i = 6.8° ω = 113.6° Ω = 120.2 The video can be from both camera stations can be viewed from: http://stjerneskud.info/fb/event2017-01-20-07-12-50/klh.avi http://stjerneskud.info/fb/event2017-01-20-07-12-50/hob.avi...

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Latest issue of Meteor News online!

The online content of October, November and December 2016 has been edited and archived in eMeteorNews 4 (eMN_2016_4, January 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...

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New tool for CAMS to visualize meteor streams

Peter Jenniskens announced an impressive tool on the website of CAMS (http://cams.seti.org/) to visualize meteor streams in 3D. The tool has been designed by the software engineer Ian Webster for the visualization of CAMS data. You can display all showers that were identified in the March 2013 release, including the sporadic background! You can drag the point of view with your cursor to change the perspective, select different showers or zoom-in and out. Below are the Quadrantids, currently active for northern hemisphere observers. Perfect tool to demonstrate meteor showers to the public. Have fun!...

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