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Bill Ward


Whilst reviewing the video’s from the last clear night I noticed one, that whilst not quite in the fading class, did appear somewhat unusual.

It looked like it was varying throughout it’s trajectory. Having watched the video several times I was convinced it was a real effect.

However when using the usual slice function all of the scan line artifacts pollute the image…

Not very pretty. But doing the Bezier smoothing on the graph reveals the effect quite clearly…

Working with the other meteor observers in the NEMETODE group has turned up quite a few double peaked meteor but I’ve never seen a meteor with this number of “peaks”. There are five definite “peaks” (and possibly another very weak one but the smoothing might be playing tricks here.)

Another interesting capture.