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Comment: Re:Happens often - no big deal (Score 1) 81

by Megahurts72 (#28797335) Attached to: Astronomer Photographs Meteor Through Telescope
1st doing this with a camera lens is no big deal. Doing it with a telescope is. Please post some images like this from a google images search for 'fireball meteor' and we'll see how often it has happened before. Also regarding the plane read this email thread posted on mike's site: http://www.mikesastrophotos.com/baltimore-pa-meteor/mason-dixon-medeorite-photo-confirmed-by-leading-asteroid-hunter/ Its from the astronomer who detected TC3 (an asteroid that crashed into earth). "I am an astronomer with the Catalina Sky Survey. We search for Near Earth Asteroids and are the most productive survey in that field. I am also the discoverer of 2008 TC3, the first object to be discovered in space and then impacting on earth." This guy Richard looks at 1000s of photos a night and is one of the world's leading asteroid hunters. I think he knows what he is talking about. The picture has been fully vetted and was published at skyandtelescope.com as well as many other places.
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Astronomer Photographs Meteor Through Telescope 81

Posted by samzenpus
from the expensive-camera dept.
Matt Rogers writes "Amateur astronomer Mike Hankey may be the first person on earth to take a picture of a fireball meteor through a telescope. The picture has been confirmed authentic by numerous professional astronomers and asteroid hunters. This picture could possibly be the first of its kind. Taking a picture of a meteor is a very difficult thing to do, taking a picture of a meteor through a telescope is near impossible. The hunt is on in southern PA for the meteorites that broke away from this space rock. Using Hankey's picture, as well as security tape, meteorite hunters have been able to narrow down the crash site to a smaller area. Even with the trajectory roughly determined, professional meteorite hunters think finding these meteorites may be near impossible. However if they are found they will be immensely valuable and could be very large."
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Matt Rogers
Matt Rogers writes "Amateur astronomer Mike Hankey may be the first person on earth to take a picture of a fireball meteor thru a telescope. The picture has been confirmed authentic by numerous professional astronomers and asteroid hunters. This picture could possibly be the first of its kind. Taking a picture of a meteor is a very difficult thing to do, taking a picture of a meteor thru a telescope is near impossible. The hunt is on in southern PA for the meteorites that broke away from this space rock. Using Hankey's picture as well as security tape meteorite hunters have been able to narrow down the crash site to a smaller area. Even with the trajectory roughly determined, professional meteorite hunters think finding these meteorites may be near impossible. However if they are found they will be immensely valuable and could be very large."
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