2020 Geminids

Setting up the cameras
Setting up the cameras. Credits: K. Baillié

The scientific objective is the observation of exceptional meteor events in order to deduce as much information as possible: the origin (parent body), the position in the solar system, the abundance (flow), the size distribution, age, composition and cohesion of cometary grains. Wide Angle Cameras (~ 90 deg) will allow meteor counting. Narrow Angle Cameras (~ 40 deg) will allow precise measurement of orbits. Note that the 3D reconstruction of the trajectories (necessary to determine the orbits) requires at least 2 distant cameras distant by typically 100 km. Finally, spectral cameras will make it possible to determine the composition of meteors.

First try of MoMet (Mobile Meteor Facility) from Observatoire de Haute-Provence on december 12th-14th 2020. K. Baillié, J. Desmars, P. Da Fonseca and J. Vaubaillon.
Geminid over T120
Geminid meteor over T120. Credits: K. Baillié
30 Geminids
30 Geminids observed on december 14th, between 4:09 am and 6:27 am (UTC). Credits: K. Baillié

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