Hello, yes very nice one last night. Haven't been out 'properly' observing NLCs for a couple of years and it was very pleasurable. Reminded me of watching some of the greater displays a few years back.
I note I am almost exactly a degree south of you Tom so your images will make for interesting comparison to my own observations.
Hi, The system is really quite crude as far as things go now. I use a low light level CCTV camera (an unbranded frame integrating type) and a cheap zoom lens. The video output goes to a USB frame grabber and I record a frame every 12 secs (sometimes 10 seconds). The interval is just to keep the file size down a bit. It's quite basic but it's produced some decent results for what it is. If I can find the original leaflet that came with the camera I'll let you know the exact details. Cheers, Bill.
Hi, As for meteors, Yes! There is a meteor thread in the general board of this forum where such things are discussed "out of season" by the year round die hards also myself and a few others have a meteor observers forum at meteorobserver.proboards.com/index.cgi It's shut down for the summer as most of the observers are UK based and it's a bit too light for regular meteor observing at the moment. Should be back in business for the Perseids. Please feel free to join in! Cheers, Bill.