Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations
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The earth is bombarded both day and night by meteoroids and meteorites. These wayward bodies Ã small fragments derived from ageing comets and the collisions between asteroids Ã are observed in the Earths upper atmosphere as meteors [shooting stars] and brilliant fireballs.
Written with the amateur astronomer in mind, the topics covered include: Step-by-step guidance on visual observation and analysing data Practical projects demonstrate how the observer can gather scientifically useful data Instructions on how to photograph meteor trails and how to video meteoroid impact flashes upon the Moon Fireball detection systems and designs for meteor detection systems using radio receivers Advice on how to look for and identify meteorites Step-by-step instructions on starting a micrometeorite collection
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