View Full Version : Meteor recording set up.

2009-Apr-16, 08:54 PM
Here is an idea that has infiltrated my
noggin and buzzed around a bit. May not even
be original but here goes.

An observer is positioned on a comfortable
reclined seat with head cushions keeping the
head fixed. A pointer with LED tip is ready to
be moved to the direction of any meteor. Three
cords attached to spring loaded rotary
transducers are fixed just below the tip of
the pointer. A group of such equipped
observers over a reasonable area capture the
positions of meteors. Some point at the head,
others the start point. The data from the
transducers is logged with the exact time.

On processing, the course and angle of each
meteor is shown.

Might be fun, particularly if real time
readout can be arranged.