My meteor shower first aid kit
Waiting for moonset on Perseid night 2010, observing from Amboy Crater, CA
Notice elevated rates from August 7th-15th, and a secondary peak on the 17th, and the 20th?
Here’s what you can expect to see from a dark sky observing for several hours like the 2010 Perseids which [...]
The day before launch – Atlas V in 551 configuration (5-meter payload fairing, 5 solid rocket strap-ons). Under the fairing is a Centaur second stage and Juno.
Launch 12:25 p.m. EDT August 5, 2011
Bound for Jupiter – a plume sundial. You can tell the time of launch by the shadow of the plume [...]