We present a set of fireball observations gathered by the Southern Saskatchewan Fireball Array. In total the all-sky, video camera systems captured 60 Perseid and 4 sporadic meteors with magnitudes less than -1 in the time intervals UT August 12.21 to August 12.50 and UT August 13.21 to August 13.50. The hourly rate of Perseid fireballs peaked between UT 8h00m and 9h00m August 12. We deduced a population index of r =3D 2.18+-0.40 for the night of August 11/12, and r =3D 1.90+-0.38 for the night of August 12/13. To a limiting magnitude of -5 we detected no Perseid meteor related VLF transients.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- November 2001