Leonids 2004 - 50 shots, 1 meteor

8pm to 4am

Uploaded 11/21/04

  The Leonid Meteor shower for 2004 was not the richest shower we have seen in recent years, however several good fireballs were seen visually. This is the results of TWO nights November 18-19 and 19-20th and the robotic aurora cam exposed two rolls of film on these nights, over 50 shots. Careful examination of all the negatives revealed only one meteor was captured despite the fast film and large aperture lens. It was a good Venus brightness fireball however, and here is the shot which was taken on about 3am on the morning of the 20th. The sickle of Leo can be seen on the lower right, and the bowl of the big dipper on the left. The meteor, a very blue object is seen upper left.

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Instrument: 28mm f/2.8 Albinar Platform: Aurora Cam with Robotic Barndoor Film: Konica 400 Exposure: 10 mins Filters: NONE Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5100 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 0 C Processing: Photoshop CS HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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