2013 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Seen any good fireballs lately?
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Christopher K.
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2013 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

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Although the peak of the Quadrantids was this morning, the Marshall Space Flight Center has posted a link to an all-sky camera mounted at its location in Huntsville, Alabama. Plans called for recording and broadcasting views from the cam last night but the Huntsville skies were clouded.

The Quadrantids are named after a defunct constellation; the radiant now lies in Boötes. Below are the altitude at which the radiant will be later tonight...
12am = 2˚
1am = 10˚
2am = 18˚
3am = 27˚

As the peak is usually quite narrow, HRPO does not open for this event.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/ ... 2013.html#

Christopher K.
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Re: 2013 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

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The brief peak of the Quadrantids is one of the main reasons HRPO personnel are reluctant to program viewing--the other being the horrendous light pollution in some portions of the Baton Rouge area. The 2013 show was captured in glorious detail by Cheng Luo as Quadrantids streaked over The Great Wall...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200103.html

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