Roswell, New Mexico
Latitude: ++33.37°N °
The US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar has been shut down, but we're still recording meteor echos. How do we do it? Radio engineer Stan Nelson uses a Yagi antenna in New Mexico to detect 54 MHz TV signals reflected from meteor trails. When a meteor passes over his observatory--ping!--there is an echo. It's the next best thing to a giant government radar!
Go to Space Weather Radio to listen to a live audio feed.
Object : NGC1499 RA: 04:00:27 DEC: 36:25:56
Scope : Nikon 180mm f/2.8 ED Lens
Mount : Celestron CG5-GT
Camera : ST7-XE
Exposure: Ha=420 - 7 Hours
Guiding : Self Guided
Location: Roswell, NM
Date : 02/12/10, 02/13/10
Software: CCDSoft, PhotoShop CS
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