September 2001 Observations

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  • September 18, 2001 09/18/01 Meteor Tracker image 834kb animated GIF
    ... was obtained using an optical detection and tracking system, designed specifically to image meteors in high resolution. This is the first meteor it has tracked - or it's "proof of concept" meteor. The meteor was possibly as bright as magnitude 2 or so. The meteor was detected and tracked for 0.62 seconds. The frames in the animation are of the chase and the meteor terminating. - The instrument was developed in part with the collaboration of Dr. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute at NASA Ames Research Center and Peter Gural of SAIC. Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign [More info] Normal motion - Slow motion RealVideo