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peteshimmon
2012-Nov-13, 06:30 PM
It has been surprising to me in recent years
how CCDs and computers have been used by back
garden astronomers to obtain planetary images
that are rather like space probe pictures in
their detail. Now I find that meteor watching
is being similarly updated.

http://www.farnham-as.co.uk/2012/11/early-ukmon-results/

I remember showing something using a club epidiascope
some 44 years ago suggesting how two stations might
get height information. Nothing came of it. But now
with the new gubbings going 24/7 for a few years, all
the information will be pinned down.

I thought the Canadians did this but my book is half
a century old I realise.