Talk:Observational astronomy/Meteor observing

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At second para of meteor activity, "With enough people, you can rotate the observers" i guess we can rephrase it to "With enough people, we can have the observers do the observation on rotation basis"

--Venkyzealous 16:06, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Some considerations[edit]

The wikipedia page of meteor talk extensively about types of meteors especially based on its composition. But it does not mention about sporadic or meteorite showers. I believe, that's because these are phenomenon related to meteor falling. Hence i guess the heading needs to corrected.


Also, being a wikiversity, it should be a page where more of research information should be added which is more practically helpful and different from theoretical definitions given in wikipedia. Hence the section on measuring meteor activity is really inquistive. It would be lovely to have more such sections.

It would be helpful to talk about some types of equipments when we talk about using equipments to measure the meteor activity. We can also add some sample ready made worksheets which amateurs can use to do this recording. Talking extensively about the common results of studies and facts about populate meteorites would help the enthusiasts to learn and contribute more.

Please validate and provide suggestions on based on the points above.

--Venkyzealous 17:53, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

I do not understand the remark "The wikipedia page ... does not mention about sporadic or meteorite showers.". It does say "Meteors may occur in showers, which arise when the Earth passes through a trail of debris left by a comet, or as "random" or "sporadic" meteors, not associated with a specific single cause.". This is rather too brief and should be expanded, but is certainly there.--Poetlister 18:33, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
I meant to say that sporadic or meteorite showers are not mentioned as "types of meteors" but different ways of meteor fall.--Venkyzealous 17:58, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
I still believe that what I wrote is correct. The meteor is the flash of light caused by the meteoroid burning up in the atmosphere. Whether the meteor appears to come from the shower radiant or not is a property of the meteor. The meteoroid has properties such as whether it is mostly iron or mostly stone; this is a different issue. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Poetlister (talkcontribs) 08:07, 12 March 2011 (UTC)