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by Wyvern
Sun May 26, 2024 12:52 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Comet C2023 A3 Tsuchinsan-ATLAS
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Comet C2023 A3 Tsuchinsan-ATLAS

Some images from my latest "new best friend", the S50 Seestar. Currently bumbling through Virgo and into Leo on its way to perihelion in late Sept this year, is C2023 A3 Tsuchinsan-ATLAS. Still hearing "rumours" that it's on track to be a naked eye object following perihelion for...
by Wyvern
Wed Apr 24, 2024 12:09 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: 91% MOON (20240421) | Pedro RE'
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: 91% MOON (20240421) | Pedro RE'

Superb work Pedro. Here's a Seestar shot with x2 mag from the early hours of the 21st.

Regards to all, Les
by Wyvern
Sat Mar 09, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Auroral display 03-03-24
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Auroral display 03-03-24

Further to posting the pics, I've since discovered that we also managed to capture a SAR event. Quote from "Spaceweather.com" - SARs were discovered in 1956 at the beginning of the Space Age. Researchers didn’t know what they were and unwittingly gave them a misleading name: "Stable A...
by Wyvern
Mon Mar 04, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Auroral display 03-03-24
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Auroral display 03-03-24

Hi to you all, Just a couple of shots of tonight's auroral display from mid Wales. Got out later in the evening after cloud early on so may well have missed some of the pillars reported from other areas of the country. Pics as labled were with my Canon 70d and the 14mm Samyang wide angle lens. Gener...
by Wyvern
Sat Jan 20, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Quadrantids 2024
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Quadrantids 2024

Hi all,
Late to the results board as ever..... somewhat "under the weather" for a time with flu ish symptoms that have just left me drained. However, a quick plot below from my Quadrantids endeavors seems to be in agreement with everyone else's results.
Regards to all,
Les
by Wyvern
Tue Dec 26, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Geminids 2023- Updated 17th Dec
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Geminids 2023- Updated 17th Dec

Last to the party as usual, busy work wise so only just got to take a look at the laptop results pre Xmas. Horrified to see no heatmap or observation totals having been recorded at all. During the Geminid session, we noted a significant number of pings on the display screen throughout the maximum pe...
by Wyvern
Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:37 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: GraXpert – A fast and easy way to remove gradients
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: GraXpert – A fast and easy way to remove gradients

Just incase anyone's interested, here is an after and before shot following "automatic" processing through GraXpert. Does what it says on the tin!!! You can see the light gradient I've got on the bottom,non GraXpert'ed image towards the top right hand corner. It's free, it works,..... :ham...
by Wyvern
Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: G3 Geomagnetic Storm 1st Dec 2023
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Re: G3 Geomagnetic Storm 1st Dec 2023

Hi all, Thanks for the kind comments on the aurora photos. To answer Alexander's query, it was "just" visible to the naked eye as a slight "mist" of light although no colour being seen to the naked eye. While just leaving work on the 1st, my Wife Kris suddenly called me saying sh...
by Wyvern
Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:02 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Andromedid "outburst"???
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Andromedid "outburst"???

Well, did it happen or not? Much has been made over a "potential" outburst from this minor shower for early Dec '23. Prime time was early evening on the 2nd Dec for an encounter with an old dust tail from parent Comet 3D/Biela. Although there is a uptick in counts on the 2nd on my results,...
by Wyvern
Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: G3 Geomagnetic Storm 1st Dec 2023
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Re: G3 Geomagnetic Storm 1st Dec 2023

Just a couple of highlight images from a hilltop E of Aberystwyth. As it says on the images, Camera was Canon 70d & 14mm Samyang WA lens at ISO 2500 and 10 sec exposures.
Regards to all,
Les
by Wyvern
Sat Nov 25, 2023 11:49 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: RMO Radio Meteor Observation
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: RMO Radio Meteor Observation

As you command Alexandra, so shall it be !!!! :lol: Please find for comparison, my heatmap and graphic display for the Leonids this year. I can't compete with Rainer's high values around the maximum, indeed, "my maximum" for the Leonids seems to come in on the 19th at around 04.00-05.00 UT...
by Wyvern
Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2023 Oct 28
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2023 Oct 28

Cracking shots Pedro.
From a mostly cloudy Mid Wales location, we got just a couple of piccys between and through clouds as below.
Regards to all,
Les
by Wyvern
Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Orionid Meteors
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Orionid Meteors

Hi to all, Results below for the Orionid meteors. Don't go too much by the colours on the heatmap... it's composed of two separate sessions stitched together because someone set the detection program with the wrong finish date and had to wait up until 1am (BST) on the 20th to set it going again to c...
by Wyvern
Tue Aug 22, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: SN2023ixf in M101
Replies: 17
Views: 2758

Re: SN2023ixf in M101

And just incase anyone is interested, it's easily caught with just a single short tracked image, although of course, only the very brightest parts of M101 are imaged this way.
Les
by Wyvern
Tue Aug 22, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: A "Multi-Maxima" Perseid year.
Replies: 2
Views: 948

A "Multi-Maxima" Perseid year.

Dear all, Deffo an interesting Perseid shower this year!! Detection setup was running from 7th to 19th Aug to cover the maximum, which International Meteor Organisation indicated as Aug 13th 07h UT to 14h UT but with possible enhanced activity from passage through older dust trails. An update from R...
by Wyvern
Thu Aug 03, 2023 7:54 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: July Gamma Draconids ----- or maybe not?!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

July Gamma Draconids ----- or maybe not?!!!

Hi all, Been running the meteor detection set up over the last week of July to see if any outburst of the July Gamma Draconids would be recorded. IMO reports 19.00UT on the 28th July as "worth checking". Heat map and graph are below for inspection. There is a definite pulse of overall acti...
by Wyvern
Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: June Bootid meteors
Replies: 1
Views: 873

June Bootid meteors

Hi to you all, Results from my session for the June Bootids are below. The heat map and graph show for me, a maximum on the 26th of June around 06-07UT/GMT. The IMO prediction was for a max on the 27th around 22UT/GMT. I see two spikes of activity, maxing at 05-06UT and again at 11-12UT on the 27th,...
by Wyvern
Fri Jun 30, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Solar Software
Topic: Select best frame for alignment points in Autostakkert?
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Select best frame for alignment points in Autostakkert?

Yep, I'm with Mark on this!
Auto settings work pretty damn well for me. The more I fiddle with the settings, the more I seem to mess up the results!
Les
by Wyvern
Sat Apr 29, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: April Lyrid Meteors
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: April Lyrid Meteors

Cheers for that snippet Alexandra. Makes me feel better, but still highly suspicious of that 203 count!!!

Regards, Les
by Wyvern
Fri Apr 28, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: April Lyrid Meteors
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

April Lyrid Meteors

Hi all, Results for the April Lyrid shower from my detector setup. IMO offer the maximum as being on April 23rd around 01h UT. My system shows a max slightly later around 02-03h UT at 110 counts, but then an insane spike occurs around 21-22h UT which must be down to some local interference. Heat map...
by Wyvern
Fri Apr 28, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: G3 Geomagnetic Storm March 23rd 2023
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: G3 Geomagnetic Storm March 23rd 2023

Hi all, Managed to catch this event here close to Aberystwyth. If it makes you feel any better Alexandra, we were clouded out for the bigger event of 23-24th April. This movie is made up of jpeg frames, copied without any additional processing straight from the RAW images. The camera was tripod moun...
by Wyvern
Sun Jan 08, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Quadrantids 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 1136

Re: Quadrantids 2023

Hi to all, Recording system somehow managed to somehow lose the Quadrantid heatmap, but I generated a graph of results from the CSV file it generates. Looks like a "typical" Quadrantid surge to maximum and fallback to background levels. Curious midday uptick on the 4th, following the max.....
by Wyvern
Tue Dec 27, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Ursid Meteors 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Ursid Meteors 2022

Hi to all, Hope Santa brought you all the presents you wanted....!!! Just a quick report on the Ursid meteors for 2022. Taking a background "noise" or rate of around 50 pings/hr, I see a maximum occurring around 04h UT on the 21st rather than the predicted max around 22h UT on the 22nd. Th...
by Wyvern
Sun Dec 18, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Geminids 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: Geminids 2022

Hi all, Just stopped my detection system to sort out the results. Lost a couple of hours worth due to some system fault, but restarted as soon as I noticed anyhow. I've combined the two "heatmaps" produced, but beware of comparing the later three days "colours" against the earlie...
by Wyvern
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Leonids 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Leonids 2022

Hi Rainer and all, My Leonids results are fairly unspectacular as well. If we take my "background noise" of around 50-60 pings/ hr off the figures, then there is a hint of activity around 08UT on the 15th and to further "mini max's" on the 19th at 05UT and 08UT. Regards to all, Les
by Wyvern
Sat Aug 20, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: RMO chasers Perseids 2022 ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: RMO chasers Perseids 2022 ...

...and trundling in over the hills and valleys of Wales comes my contribution for the 2022 Perseids. Two peaks on the 13th Aug evident, at 03-04UT and 07-08UT. Two further highs on the 14th around midday 12-13UT and twelve hours later at 00-01 UT on the 15th. Photos of the screen show some of the mo...
by Wyvern
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Daytime Arietid results 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Daytime Arietid results 2022

Hi all, For what they're worth, here is my take on the daytime Arietids for this year. Lost 3/4 of a day's data due to a power outage that although short, seemed to upset the computer when it came back on and was only reset when I returned from work. Main peak seems to have been detected at around 0...
by Wyvern
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann meteor shower
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann meteor shower

OK..... well there's a plan that didn't quite come off as anticipated!! Noticed yesterday morning that "Echoes" had stopped with an "acquisition error", so quickly saved the records that should have the Tau Herculids at least and restarted for the Daytime Arietids maximum to come...
by Wyvern
Tue May 31, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann meteor shower
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann meteor shower

Hi all,
Running the "Echoes" meteor detection programme as we speak from the 27th of May, and hopefully picking up the Daytime Arietids max around the 7th June so I'll post results around ten days time.

Fingers crossed!!!

Les
by Wyvern
Wed May 11, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Eta Aquarids 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Eta Aquarids 2022

Hi all, Here are my results for the Eta Aquarids. "True" maximum showing around 09.00-10.00UT on the 8th, and the earlier activity in the early hours of 4th,5th and 6th is also apparent. The "mega blip" of 145 between 22.00-23.00UT on the 6th seems to be some interference along m...
by Wyvern
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Start your engines ... Lyrids 2022 are coming
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Re: Start your engines ... Lyrids 2022 are coming

And last to the party as usual..... Hi all, After the post Quadrantid lull in activity..... in both meteors and me!!!... here's my heat map and graphics for the Lyrids. I still seem to be recording more meteors than most, so clearly need to raise the lower detection threshold limit in the Echos prog...
by Wyvern
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Quadrantids - 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Quadrantids - 2022

Cheers for that Rainer, and especially for that IMO link - now downloaded for reference purposes.

Best wishes,
Les
by Wyvern
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Quadrantids - 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Quadrantids - 2022

Hi all, Here are my Quadrantid results for 2022. (Heatmap and graph.) Seems to be slightly different from the "usual" Quadrantid sharp rise to max and drop off, in that I saw a "mini-max" in the 03UT-04UT period on the 3rd Jan and a "main-max" the following day around 0...
by Wyvern
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: and there go the Ursids!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2568

Re: and there go the Ursids!!!

Hi all, Been a tad hectic with work and home issues for a little while, so apologies for not replying to posts sooner. Stuart - Will see what info is left on the laptop running my meteor detection setup. It's currently observing the Quadrantids, but I'll stop that on Saturday (8th). Am loath to &quo...
by Wyvern
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: and there go the Ursids!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2568

Re: and there go the Ursids!!!

Excellent!! if only it wasn't cloudy all the time and I could see the sky ;) Alexandra Oh dear, it's cloudy.... guess I'll listen to the meteors, ..... Oh dear, it's a Full Moon..... guess I'll listen to the meteors, .... Oh dear, the predicted maximum is around Midday..... guess I'll listen to the...
by Wyvern
Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: and there go the Ursids!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2568

and there go the Ursids!!!

Hi all,
Heat map and graph from the Ursid shower this year.
Looks like a steady increase in counts from 02.00UT until 09.00UT on the 22nd Dec is the maximum.
Hope you've all survived the "Christmas excesses" and best wishes to all for 2022.
by Wyvern
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Geminids 2021 December 14th
Replies: 15
Views: 1552

Re: Geminids 2021 December 14th

Hi all,

Certainly some interesting results from the Geminids then!
Here is my take on the peak with heatmap and graphics.

Regards to all,
Les
by Wyvern
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Leonids 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Leonids 2021

Hi all, My Leonid results for this year seem to agree with everyone else. Only had the system running for the week of the "maximum", and barring a splurge of activity in the early hours of the 15th, seem to show a "maximum" occurring in the early hours of the 20th. Interesting to...
by Wyvern
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: BEST PLANETARIUM PROGRAM
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: BEST PLANETARIUM PROGRAM

Hi,
Stellarium for me. It's free, does everything I need for the scope control and there's a wealth of "You Tube" videos to help you if needed.
https://stellarium.org/

Regards, Les
by Wyvern
Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Orionids 2021 results
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Orionids 2021 results

Dear all, Heat map for 9 full days worth of Orionids meteors attached. Seems to show a maximum occurring over the early hours of the 22nd October. There's an interesting "blip" on the 16th at 20.00UT and another high some six hours later in the early hours of the 17th. Anyone else get simi...
by Wyvern
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: "Heads up" on possible meteor activity.
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Re: "Heads up" on possible meteor activity.

Hi all, Here's my heat map for the "alert period". Looking at the general rates, I really don't see anything significant. There's a hint of something in the early hours of the 3rd Oct, but nothing screams out at me. A look at the line graph doesn't help either. Given that the activity was ...
by Wyvern
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: "Heads up" on possible meteor activity.
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

"Heads up" on possible meteor activity.

May be of interest to the radio meteor observers here, but this "heads up" is taken from The Astronomers Telegram" service #14947. Although I don't intend dashing off to South America or the Antarctic, it'll be interesting to see if us north of the equator see any enhanced activity. R...
by Wyvern
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: "Enhanced" Aurigid activity ?????
Replies: 5
Views: 867

"Enhanced" Aurigid activity ?????

Dear all, According to the UK based"Sky at Night" magazine, an article noted a "possible" enhanced activity period from their normally low rates for the 31st Aug around 22.00 - 23.00UT. Looking at my heatmap covering the days around this "enhanced activity", I'm not see...
by Wyvern
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Horizon to Horizon Milky Way
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Horizon to Horizon Milky Way

Dear all, Inspired by Jochen's excellent Milky Way shot, I offer a 7 shot composite of the Milky Way from Auriga (far left), through Cassiopeia/Cygnus (mid frame) to the Sagittarius star clouds at far right. The images were taken with a Canon 1100d and 14mm Samyang wide angle lens, stitched together...
by Wyvern
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Perseid meteor shower 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 2733

Re: Perseid meteor shower 2021

Hi, Yes, that was some peak on the 14th. Looking at this link to Spaceweather.com, they seem to think it was a "reappearance" of a Perseid filament that knocked out a satellite back in 1993 https://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=19&month=08&year=2021 The "normal&q...
by Wyvern
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Perseid meteor shower 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 2733

Re: Perseid meteor shower 2021

Hi all, Pulled the plug on the "Echoes" recording system on the 16th, so results ..... of a kind.... from 1st to 15th Aug. My "heatmap" is self colour coded with the legend on the right. For some reason, probably me setting something wrong in the programme, I got heatmaps generat...
by Wyvern
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Perseid meteor shower 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 2733

Re: Perseid meteor shower 2021

Had the "Echoes" meteor detection programme running since the start of August, but have not stopped it to look at the results so far. Been having a sneak peek at the screen waterfall every time I pass the room and have certainly been seeing some interesting activity. Clocked several visual...
by Wyvern
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Arietid meteor results
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Arietid meteor results

Hi all, Sorry for delay in posting back to your comparison results. Been getting strange "timeout" issues when trying to connect to the forum...... and now it suddenly works perfectly. Technology..... love it eh?!!!! Anyhow.... thanks to all as it seems my results are fairly in line with t...
by Wyvern
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Arietid meteor results
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Arietid meteor results

Been setting up and "tweaking" the new meteor detection and recording system. Previously I had to manually scan through around 90 screenshots per hour of operation to check for meteors and then add the numbers to Google Sheets to produce graphical results. I'm now using the "Echoes&qu...
by Wyvern
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Eclipse through cloud
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Eclipse through cloud

Love the shots, Alexandra.
You suffered the same cloud issues as we did here in Mid Wales. Grabbed a few shots through cloud around 11.00 UT, these being the best we could get.

Les.