Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Local Bolide

I woke up this morning to learn that a very bright and apparently loud (sonic boom!) meteor flashed over a location that is rich in all sky cameras so I decided to take a look.

Yes indeed the MMT all sky camera had gotten it, from an image with the timestamp 19:11:05 MST.

Here's an image showing the event:

The upper left is the image just before and the lower left is the image just after, with the event image of course being in the upper right.  The object is very low on the horizon (maybe about 25-30 degrees, but I'll have a better analysis of this later) and towards the North-NorthWest of the MMT.

The KPNO images aren't out yet as of this blog, but I'll keep an eye out for it today and post when there's an image to be seen.


The KPNO images just came out from last night and I'm sorry to report that, ARGH, clouds.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Music Featured on Ambient Online Podcast

I'm very honored to have been featured on the most recent podcast of Ambient Online.  Much thanks to S1gnsOfL1fe for appreciating the kind of sound I'm producing enough to want to share it with a larger audience.  As of this moment, this podcast has been played ***128*** times.  For me, that's a HUGE number.  Very groovy!

A screen grab of the AO podcast my music is featured in.
As I recall, the rhythmic background/baseline was done with my Theremin.  This is actually the 2nd version of this song.  The first was ok, but when I listened to it there was something missing and one track just didn't seem to fit.  So I reworked it a bit and recorded some new tracks and it's better now.  Of course I'll never be happy with it but I understand that it's ok to leave it alone and move on to new pieces.

Here's a link to the AO podcast.

More astronomy updates soon.  I've been doing a lot of reading and thinking about my next move with the all sky camera project and I'll try to detail that in my next post.