November 2001 Observations

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  • November 2001 Nov 18, 2001 - Leonids! Heavy fog rolled just before the peak although loads of video footage was obtained both with the Meteor Tracker and the wide field camera. See images above.    Meteor Tracker - Meteor in Taurus

    Meteor Tracker Images

    Montage of single video frames from 07:42:25 UT bright Leonid meteor imaged with the Meteor Tracker. A copy of these were printed in Science News!

    Click for larger images: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ]
    RealVideos from the Meteor Tracker:

    Hi-rez shots:
    [07:42:25UT] [07:52:28UT]

    Wide Field shots:
    815 kb Real Video of several meteors
    [05:27:15UT] [06:01:19UT]
    [09:40:50UT] Huge Fireball!
    Animated GIF 636 kb

    Wide Field shots with bad fog setting in. Jupiter is at right center of field.
    [09:51:46] [09:59:57UT] [10:01:55UT]
    [10:06:32UT] [10:07:53UT]

    The Meteor Tracker was developed by George Varros and in part with the collaboration of Dr. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute at NASA Ames Research Center and Peter Gural of SAIC.

    Video frame of a bright Leonid Fireball 08:50 UT Nov 17, 2001.
    Jupiter is at the top.
    272 kb Real Video
    684 kb Animated GIF

    Leonids! November 18, 2000: 3 frames from video of a bright meteor
    568 Kb Real Video of meteor in slow motion