Virgo screenshot: see a brief explanation below...
|This is a screenshot of Virgo on 2006-10-09
at 04:42 UTC.
Notice the big blue sky view with the meteor radiants' tracks, each tick representing an half of an hour of the radiant moving through the visible part of the sky. The position of each radiant is marked with a big colored dot. The color refers to the class of the meteor shower, regarding to the count of meteors hitting the earth at maximum (visual) activity. Look at the table below to get an overview over the showers' characteristics.
The compass card to the right is an azimuth indicator to find the optimal qtf. You can point your antenna perpendicular to the meteor shower's direction to hit a maximum of meteor trails (as displayed with the control set to "Antenna") or at an angle to the optimum direction.