identifying non-linear meteors?

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identifying non-linear meteors?

Postby NWT Ron » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:45 pm

Last year, after years of inactivity, I set up the camera tracking mount and made an attempt to capture a Perseid meteor. Being a fan of analogue photography I used antique cameras and B&W film. It produced usable images, but no apparent meteors. This year I tried again, using colour film which was processed in a lab. The results appeared to be equally disappointing, until I was going over the digitized photos frame by frame when I noticed some small unfamiliar trails. One track was sinusoidal, and a little bit of online research turned up articles on non-linear meteor trails. I'd like a more experienced astronomer to take a look.

Ron

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