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Alex Pratt

Hi Bill,

Yes, UFO_A is normally used to process meteor captures from a wall-mounted video camera, but it can also be used to analyse meteors from a one-off tripod-mounted session.

This would help to assess whether all your spectra are from Quadrantids or if there’s any DaDs in there.

The parent body of the Quadrantids is believed to be 2003 EH1, an Amor NEO. Multi-station observations of the Quadrantids in 2014 by the NEMETODE team showed that the meteors were extinguished at higher altitudes than the Geminids, even though they have similar Vg, suggesting that Quadrantids are more fragile material.