Observation by Alex Pratt: eta Aquariid meteor - 20210502_022857

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Alex Pratt


Alex Pratt


2021 May 02 - 02:28


2021 May 03 - 15:05



  • IMX291 IP board camera 6mm f/0.95 lens
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • RMS software

25 frames/sec


Leeds, West Yorkshire

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eta Aquariid meteor - 20210502_022857


eta Aquariid meteor - 20210502_022857

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The radiant of the eta Aquariid meteors rises in the early hours, giving little time to observe them before the onset of dawn. They are swift, travelling at 66 km/s, and because their radiant is close to the horizon they often present long-pathed meteors streaking across the sky.

They are debris from comet 1P/Halley, which many of us observed during its return in 1985-1986.

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