Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:If you search for the posts about ISON you can find the java program that shows the orbit of ISON. It definitely crosses earth's orbit and based on the program we should go through where the cloud of dust was in December sometime.So we should get at least some sort of new meteor shower in December.
Quote: Like the comet nucleus, the particles are in orbit too. Comets do not lay down a carpet or stream of dust particles that just stay in place. The particles share basically the same orbit as the nucleus...
AR127 / SV102ED / AT72ED / PCF WP II 12x50 / Monarch7 8x42 / Naked Eye
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Henri Bergson
Quote:Quote: Like the comet nucleus, the particles are in orbit too. Comets do not lay down a carpet or stream of dust particles that just stay in place. The particles share basically the same orbit as the nucleus... Glenn,I've been wondering about this. Now it seems obvious! Thank you. This also would appear to contribute to the direction of the radiant, the spot in the sky where the meteors come from.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.