The graphics below are meteor detections that have been recorded from our home radio meteor detector. The number of meteors are automatically compiled into the heat plots below using a program called colourgramme. The day of the month follows across the X axis with the hour in UT plotted on the Y axis. For each hour of a given date the number of meteors are displayed as a colour. The furthest column indicates the colours assigned to different numbers. 2020. This graphical representation allows you to quickly see what times and dates there are an increase in the number of observations. This is of course important as we start to approach metoer shower peaks as these should be easily determined. As an example the first graphic for January, you can see that there was a peak of 14 meteors observed between 06:00hrs - 07:00 hrs UT on the 8th January 2020.
The bar chart that is on the left hand side of the graphic is the number of meteors detected each hour for the day.
For more infomation on how to start meteor detecting then see the How to page here
meteor detection using radio
The information used to collate the above graphs is automatically collected from Spectrum Lab. This piece of software allows the pings to be displayed visually on a waterfall spectrum. When a meteor is detected it logs this as a detection. An example of what meteor detections look like on the spectrum are illustrated below