This paper describes a network of low-light video cameras operated from Cheshire and West Yorkshire that monitors the activity of meteor showers, enables the precision measurement of radiant positions and, from the best quality data, estimates the altitudes and geocentric velocities of meteors and their solar system orbits. The results from multi-station observations of the Perseid meteor shower in 2012 August are presented and discussed.
Journal of the British Astronomical Association
- Pub Date:
- June 2013