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Updated February 14, 2004
Some observation results
Between January and June 2001 we conducted a number of test observations to try out our meteor observing techniques. Following is some of the data we collected, first from the Quadrantid Shower in early January. The second set is from the Lyrid meteor shower in April. And the third is from regular nightly observations between May 27 and June 14, 2001.
The first test of our observational techniques were conducted in early January 2001. The results were fairly inconclusive but are provided here for your interest.
Sample of an observation taken the morning of April 29, 2001 with no meteor shower underway. Sporadic meteors only. Approximately 16 meteors detected. 94 MHz.
Sample observation of Lyrid meteor shower made the morning of April 22, 2001, also at 94 MHz. Approximately 55 meteors detected.
May 27 to June 14, 2001
The following chart shows the count of meteors detected between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. each day during this period. On two of the sample days the computer crashed and no data was recorded.
The chart above shows the total number of meteors counted during each 6 hour recording period. The following table shows the counts from the same dates broken down into 1.5 hour periods.