The August 2016 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:
Front cover image: Perseid fireball on 2016 August 10 from the National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen in Bulgaria. Photo courtesy: Viktoria Mircheva.
On August 12, the BRAMS team has officially launched the Radio Meteor Zoo, a Citizen Science project organized in collaboration with scientists from Zooniverse: http://www.radiometeorzoo.org.
The goal is to ask many people to detect meteor echoes in the BRAMS spectrograms during some meteor showers. This is an easy task that any person can do after reading a short tutorial: just a few mouse clicks to draw a rectangle around every meteor echo. And it's fun to do!
An example of a BRAMS spectrogram.
Sirko Molau shared a nice overview of the meteors recorded on August 10/11, 2016 by his four video cameras REMO1 to REMO4 in Ketzür, near Berlin, Germany.
A short and strong outburst of the gamma Draconids occurred close to midnight UT on July 27/28, 2016. It was detected by CAMS Benelux and the CMOR radar and confirmed by preliminary video data from the IMO network.
CAMS BeNeLux recorded an outburst of gamma Draconids around 0h UT on July 28. Due to clouds, only 2 stations were active. In half an hour, 5 multi station gamma Draconids were recorded. More than 50 single camera stream members were registered in less than 2 hours.