A forum for the original Sunday Group.
HomePortalGalleryFAQRegisterLog in

Share | 

 Astronomy question

Go down 

Posts : 1029
Join date : 2008-08-15
Location : Camore

PostSubject: Astronomy question   Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:40 pm

While observing the annual Perseid meteor shower on the late evening of Aug. 13 in the countryside, I saw a motionless flare of white light that faded to blackness again. The whole event was about 4-8 seconds. Location: Pegasus (eastern sky).

Any idea what it might have been? I don't think quasars and pulsars are visible to the naked eye; there are a number of variable star types, but it may take some research effort to narrow the list down.

(By the way, despite the fairly clear sky and the new moon, we saw only about 20 shooting stars in about 90 min.; probably fewer than usual for the Perseids.)
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://mailedfist.blogspot.com/


Posts : 654
Join date : 2008-08-20
Location : Area 51

PostSubject: Re: Astronomy question   Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:17 pm

Likely a shooting star heading directly towards you. It does happen although I have never observed it personally. I have an astronomy book which does make mention of it.

On a hazy night, down by the lake, in the light polluted city I counted 7 in a similar amount of time.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Astronomy question
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Pulley Question
» grip strength advice..ask david horne any question on grip training....
» Level Adjust Question
» Boston Qualifying Question
» Boston 2013 Qualifying Question

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Checkerseekerdoors :: "Okay, you're in a tavern. . . ."-
Jump to: