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eta Virginid meteor - 2017 Mar 13 03:30:06

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Observer
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
13/03/2017 - 03:30
Object
eta Virginid meteor
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Equipment
Watec 910 camera
Computar 12mm f/1.2 lens
UFO Capture software
Exposure
25 frames/sec (50 fields/sec)
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This meteor was a slow long-pathed eta Virginid with an apparent mag of about 0.6. The variable cloud cover will affect this magnitude estimate.

The eta Virginids are one of several minor showers at this time of year. They radiate from an area almost in opposition with the Sun termed the antihelion source. In early spring it is located in Virgo.

We can expect to see a steady trickle of such events until meteor rates pick up again with the April Lyrids (April 22).

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