Re: Remote observation- ID needed

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Mon Mar 03 2003 - 13:06:42 EST

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    Thanks. Agreed. Although a novice  I did not treat this suggestion very
    seriously myself.
    
    So we know what it wasn't - but still don't know what it was!
    
    Heavens above is now back and does not provide any clues, except that the
    planet appears to be Jupiter.
    
    Saturn would also have been visible to the naked eye observer at the time
    but appears to be further to the west.
    
    At least the person who made the suggestion about meteors made one realistic
    suggestion- that I check with the Sutherland Observatory and I think that is
    worth following up if I can't get ID here.
    
    Robert.
    
    
    Robert.
    
    
    > >It has been suggested to me that this could be a remnant of the Antarctic
    > >meteor shower- however I need to eliminate or confirm the possibility it
    was
    > >a manmade object and the Heavens Above site is still down.
    > Robert, you forgot to state that local time is GMT +2 all the year.
    > However the proposed meteor outburst radiant, was at 18!4UT March 2
    > almost 180 degrees in azimuth from the direction of the webcam so
    > an associated fireball at that azimuth would HAVE to be going
    > nearly vertically downwards. Also this time is 20 hours after
    > the predicted time.
    > Tony Beresford
    >
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