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EdinburghW Station report 2023

2024-02-15T17:53:27+00:0015 February 2024|Meteorcam, News|

During this period, 9319 single station detections were collected by cameras in EdinburghW. including 7439 sporadics. 2800 of the detections matched with other stations. Orbit and trajectory solutions were calculated for these matches. The brighest up to ten confirmed matches are shown below.

DateTimeMagnitudeShower
20230205_022512.269_UK-4.88spo
20230814_213840.440_UK-4.32PER
20230813_010651.890_UK-3.83PER
20231113_004559.435_UK-3.54FTR
20231022_021829.021_UK-3.45LMI
20230831_025406.161_UK-3.35AUR
20231023_045420.366_UK-3.29ORI
20231215_002731.296_UK-3.27GEM
20231014_192954.177_UK-3.05spo
20231113_004559.950_UK-3.0STS

Very bright fireball over Scotland 2023-02-05 UK007J

2023-02-05T11:35:34+00:005 February 2023|Meteorcam, News|

Details here: https://archive.ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/reports/2023/orbits/202302/20230205/20230205_022512.269_UK/index.html

Data from UKMON

Mark McIntyre of UKMON says on the GMN forum:

Bright visual mag -5.9 fireball over Scotland last night. Abs mag at least -9. Asteroidal in origin, travelled about 50km over NE Scotland between Aviemore and Dufftown.

Unfortunately going too fast I think – entry velocity 24 km/s, slowed down to ~15km/s before disintegrating at ~35km, so not much chance of ground debris which anyway would probably have gone into the sea north of Elgin.

We are getting a lot more coverage of Scotland now, several cameras onboarded in the last few months and more to come.

Those are mostly ASE cameras that we’ve been adding. At an abs mag of almost -9, that’s brighter than the brightest from 2022, caught by my UK006E during the Perseids at -6.77.

EdinburghW Station report 2022

2023-01-11T12:49:29+00:0011 January 2023|Meteorcam, News|

During this period, 26054 single station detections were collected by cameras in EdinburghW. including 22672 sporadics. 2955 of the detections matched with other stations. Orbit and trajectory solutions were calculated for these matches. The brighest up to ten confirmed matches are shown below.

Another bright Perseid Fireball 2022-08-09

2022-08-09T17:31:09+00:009 August 2022|Meteorcam, Meteors, News|

Almost as bright as the previous one with an absolute mag. of -6.0, but further away so only an apparent mag of -3.6.

Summary for Event
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Updated: 2022-08-09 08:00:15
shower ID 7 PER (Perseids)
Lg 60.16° Bg 38.63° Vg 59.61km/s
mass 1.34424g, abs. mag -6.0
best visual mag -3.6
Path Details
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start -1.77° 55.29° 122.53km
end   -2.15° 55.16° 78.24km
Orbit Details
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Semimajor axis -148.00A.U., 
eccentricity 1.01, inclination 113.04°,
Period nanY, LA Sun 136.19°,
© UK Meteor Observation Network

2022-08-02 Perseid Fireball

2022-08-03T15:51:18+00:003 August 2022|Meteorcam, Meteors, News|

This is an impressive one that leaves a vapour trail lasting several seconds, mag -6.9. Didn’t register on RMS detections as it was so close and saturated the sensor.

https://archive.ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/reports/2022/orbits/202208/20220802/20220802_232136.430_UK/index.html

Updated manually by Mark McIntyre to include UK006E data.

Summary for Event
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Updated: 2022-08-03 14:28:43
shower ID 7 PER (Perseids)
Lg 55.19° Bg 38.86° Vg 57.23km/s
mass 2.29762g, abs. mag -6.9
best visual mag -6.8
Path Details
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start -1.81° 56.14° 150.44km
end   -2.74° 55.64° 80.08km
Orbit Details
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Semimajor axis 6.09A.U., eccentricity 0.85, 
inclination 110.92°, Period 15.05Y, 
LA Sun 130.34°, last Perihelion 2022-07-08

Bright Perseid 2022-07-31 23:05 UT

2022-08-03T16:59:44+00:001 August 2022|Meteorcam, Meteors, News|

Saw it outside and then found it on the meteor camera. Data from UKMON:

shower ID 7 PER (Perseids)
Lg 50.74° Bg 38.96° Vg 58.81km/s
mass 0.54304g, abs. mag -4.4
best visual mag -2.0
Path Details
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start -1.44° 55.83° 123.61km
end   -1.97° 55.55° 85.49km
Orbit Details
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Semimajor axis 16.25A.U., eccentricity 0.94, 
inclination 112.52°, Period 65.48Y, 
LA Sun 128.41°, last Perihelion 2022-07-12
© UK Meteor Observation Network

First Perseid of 2022 detected

2022-07-25T18:23:39+00:0025 July 2022|Meteorcam, Meteors, News|

Pat Devine’s camera UK0074 and mine UK006E detected a very ordinary one, showed by the UKMON data.

Summary for Event
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Updated: 2022-07-25 06:08:22
shower ID 7 PER (Perseids)
Lg 46.41° Bg 40.26° Vg 55.17km/s
mass 0.01683g, abs. mag 0.4
best visual mag 0.8
Path Details
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start -2.70° 55.59° 111.93km
end   -2.87° 55.51° 98.88km
Orbit Details
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Semimajor axis 3.78A.U., eccentricity 0.75, 
inclination 107.74°, Period 7.33Y, 
LA Sun 121.75°, last Perihelion 2022-06-28
© UK Meteor Observation Network

2022 Edinburgh W monthly reports

2022-09-23T14:07:19+00:002 June 2022|Meteorcam, Meteors, News|

Reports generated by UKMON for UK006E (facing SE) and UK007J (facing N)
https://archive.ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/reports/2022/stations/EdinburghW/index.html

Station report for EdinburghW for 2022

Last updated: 2022-09-22 14:04:09
During this period, 4616 single station detections were collected by cameras in EdinburghW. including 3956 sporadics. 654 of the detections matched with other stations. Orbit and trajectory solutions were calculated for these matches. The brighest up to ten confirmed matches are shown below.

New meteor camera first detections

2022-03-16T16:16:53+00:0014 March 2022|Meteorcam, Meteors, News|

As part of the Global Meteor Network I have added a new camera on the edge of Edinburgh, built following the GMN wiki instructions. Scotland doesn’t seem to have many and definitely needs more.

Still in the early config stages but this is the first detection saved as an animated GIF. I don’t plan on posting these here all the time but these are the first!

My azimuth seems to be about 120° which is what I was aiming for.

2022-03-13 02:22:58 UT
2022-03-15 02:06:15 UT

My IstraStream is here.

And from the second night, much better:

Detected meteors 2022-03-15 UK006E

This is my detection coverage.
Calibrated azimuth: 120.5°, altitude 49.5°