Pető Zsolt's meteor blog
Active showers (2018.02.18.)
Alpha Centaurids (ACE)
Activity: 01.28. - 02.21.
Maximum: 02.08. (211°,-58°)
ZHR: 6
v = 58 km/s
Possible showers (2018.02.18.)
Omega Centaurids (OCA)
Maximum: 02.12. (177°,-56°)
v = 51 km/s
Theta Centauridák (TCN)
Maximum: 02.12. (210°,-40°)
v = 59 km/s
Delta Serpentids (DSE)
Maximum: 02.12. (237°,10°)
v = 65 km/s
February Comae Berinicids (FCB)
Maximum: 02.13. (186°,29°)
v = 24 km/s
Beta Herculids (BHE)
Maximum: 02.13. (246°,24°)
v = 57 km/s
Delta Chamaeleontids (DCH)
Maximum: 02.14. (254°,-86°)
v = 43 km/s
Alpha Pictorids (API)
Maximum: 02.14. (110°,-65°)
v = 30 km/s
February Canis Maiorids (FCM)
Maximum: 02.20. (104°,-26°)
v = 70 km/s
Northern Delta Leonids (NDL)
Maximum: 02.24. (168°,16°)
v = 20 km/s
Southern Delta Leonids (SDL)
Maximum: 02.24. (138°,18°)
v = 17 km/s

My name's Pető Zsolt, I was born in 1976. I work as math and informatic teacher and software developer. I'm interesting about astronomy since my child age and since then I tried out almost every part of amateur astronomy. Actually my favourite parts are theoretical physics, cosmology and meteor astronomy and it's not question: if observations then observing meteors.

My first observations were made in 1992 and til 1995 I could make observations frequently. This period gave me real experience about meteor showers, activity profiles and observing technics.

Since 1996 I didn't make "real" observations, my activity was only "looking around".

One of my dreams was when I made observations to take a photograph of a meteor. I made tons of long exposure shots around 1995 with my film camera, but I had no luck to catch any. In 2011 september I bought a DSLR camera, and it was obvious to turn it to the sky. And finally the dream came true!!! A nice Orionid was photographed at dawn of 02/10/2011. Since then I do observations again... This site is the summary of my newest observations.