Amateur Observations of the Leonid Meteors

The following observations were submitted to us by amateur observors. The term amateur merely implies non-professional and does not relate to experience or expertise.



Leonids 2000 Observation


Observer:	Peter Kronenberg, Kreuzbuchstr. 58, CH-6045 Meggen, Switzerland
	p.kronenberg@spectraweb.ch
	Profession: Pilot, Member of the Astronomical Society Lucerne

My written observation report in german is on page:
	www.agl.astronomie.cg/leoniden.htm

All leonids counts were a rough guess only, especially on day 17./18. where other tasks had priority and other co-observers saw so many metors the first time.
	
		

Day:	16./17. Nov. 2000
Location:	Big Bear Lake, CA, U.S.A.

Period Z	Field	Teff	F	lm	LEO	TAU
8:15-8:50	ENE	0:20	1.4	5	15	2 
8:50-9:05	ENE	0:14	1.4	5	15
9:05-9:25	ENE	0:18	1.4	5	6
9:25-9:30	ENE	0:05	1.4	5	0



Day:	17./18. Nov. 2000
Location:	Between Gander, CAN, and Belfast, N. Ireland
	in a Cockpit of a Swissair MD-11, Altitude: 35'000ft, Speed: Mach 0.84

Period Z	Field	Teff	F	lm	LEO	TAU
4:00-4:30	NE	0:15	2	5	15	3
4:31-5:00	NE	0:20	2	5	30
5:01-6:00	ENE	0:45	2	5	100
6:01-7:00	ENE	0:50	2	5	220
7:01-7:09	ENE	0:08	2	5	60
7:10-7:23	ENE	0:12	2	5	140
7:24-7:37	ENE	0:10	2	5	160			Pos: 54N/32W
7:38-7:45	ENE	0:07	2	5	100
7:46-7:53	ENE	0:06	2	5	130
7:54-8:10	E	0:15	2	5	90

 

Day:	18./19. Nov. 2000
Location:	Meggen, LU, Switzerland

Period Z	Field	Teff	F	lm	LEO	TAU
0:45-1:30	NE	0:42	1.1	4	15	2

Comment
The peak in the per minute Leonid count in the Nov 17/18 data corresponds to the Earth's encounter with the 1866 Leonid dust trail.


AMNIR, Amateur Astronomy Club of Beni Isguen Ghardaïa, Mzab, Algeria.
e-mail:astroamnir@yahoo.fr

Dear David Asher and Rob McNaught.

We are glade to connect your site and give you our count about leonids 2000.
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Leonid meteor shower for 2000.
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date: 18 november 2000.
nemes: Y.Meghnine, M.Tellai, S.Seba and K.Bankih.
Time Zone: GMT+1:00.
Location: Long.:3°41'09", Lat.:32°27'36", Altitude:490m.
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Time		Meteor count
03:10		Begin count here
:20		29
03:30		33
:40		46
:50		36
04:00		53
:10		40
:20		stop for tea!
04:30		42
:40		50
:50		55
05:00		48
:10		45
:20		41
05:30		52	End counting.
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Limiting Magnitude:+4 (we have used Orion stars for limiting magnitude).
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Your predictions are well.Good luck Doctors.

Our club is interested in counting meteor shower, we are happy to help you
in counting from our country.

good luck.

Amnir.

Comment
These data show the activity during the Earth's encounter with the 1733 Leonid dust trail.


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