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RE: [wsjtgroup] Ursids?

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  • Charlie Calhoun, K5TTT
    Good info on this shower on IMO.net. It has been better in recent years, especially in 06-07. It s a better shower for E-W where showers like Perseids and
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      Good info on this shower on IMO.net.  It has been better in recent years, especially in 06-07.  It’s a better shower for E-W where showers like Perseids and Geminids are better for N-S.  ZHR (meteors per hour) is about 10 on average.  That’s not a whole lot better than randoms but it sometimes gets up to around 50 during good years.  It peaks on the 22nd.  To your 2nd question, yes.  Circumpolar means that revolves around the pole and has no rise/set.  This could allow some improvement for daylight radio meteors.

       

      As far as which direction to beam, you usually want to beam perpendicular to the meteors.  Since these originate from the North, it improves radio meteors to the East and West.

       

      Hope that helps.

       

      73

      Charlie, K5TTT

       

      From: wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com [mailto:wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jon Casamajor
      Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:28 PM
      To: wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [wsjtgroup] Ursids?

       

       

      Has anyone had any luck using the Ursids rocks?  Does the circumpolar nature of this shower mean they are visible around the clock? I would think you could beam towards the pole and shoot at it sort of like Aurora? 

       

      Regards,

      Jon-K6EL

      k6el@...

       

      "Politicians are like diapers...they both need changing often and for the same reason"   Mark Twain.

       

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