AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 56 Planets and Solar System Objects
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[56.08] The 2004 Perseids Meteor Shower as Captured by Night Sky Live CONCAMs

D. Cordell, S. V. Tilvi, R. J. Nemiroff (Michigan Tech.), Night Sky Live Collaboration

With the success and improved performance of CONCAMs (CONtinuous CAMeras), the Perseids, one of the brightest and most popular meteor showers of 2004, was monitored by inspecting data returned to the Night Sky Live (NSL) global network project site http://NightSkyLive.net . The fisheye lenses on CONCAMs give a view of 180 degrees, from horizon to horizon. Preliminary data of the brightest meteors from the 2004 Perseids meteor shower will be presented. Photometric CCD light curves produced by two fireballs show not only an asymmetry expected for classical meteor light curves, but also peaks indicative of meteoroid fragmentation. Nearly symmetrical Perseid meteor light curves are also found, however, for a small fraction of bright Perseid meteors.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: vpshetti@mtu.edu

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