Author: Paul Roggemans

Results for the Leonid fireball 2017 November 19

By Paul Roggemans, Carl Johannink, Jean-Marie Biets, Martin Breukers, Robert Haas and Klaas Jobse 1  Introduction A brilliant Leonid fireball of magnitude -8 occurred right above the center of the CAMS BeNeLux network on 2017 November 19, 02h29m09s UT. It was captured by 7 CAMS cameras and several all-sky stations. The results obtained for this fireball are presented in this contribution. The first series of pictures and information about this fireball has been described in a previous post, see: http://meteornews.org/leonid-fireball-8-on-cams/. We add some more pictures of this impressive Leonid fireball and its persistent trail.   2  Radiant and orbit...

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Alpha Monocerotids 2017

By Paul Roggemans, Carl Johannink and Jean-Marie Biets 17 orbits of the annual component of the Alpha Monocerotids (246 AMO) were captured by CAMS networks between 21 and 24 November, 10 of them in the United Arab Emirates on 21 November between 21h to 24h UT. 1 Introduction The Alpha Monocerotids (AMO-246) are a poorly known meteor stream which must be related to a so far unknown long periodic comet. This shower caught attention because of short outbursts of activity in 1925, 1935, 1985 and 1995, the 1995 outburst being predicted and well observed by different observers in Europe. The...

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Leonid fireball -8 on CAMS

A brilliant Leonid fireball of magnitude -8 occurred right above the center of the CAMS BeNeLux network on 2017 November 19, 02h29m09s UT. It was captured by 7 CAMS cameras and several all-sky stations. The impressive event was also captured on color video by Klaas Jobse with the Astronomy!Projects Oostkapelle. Introduction November 2017 is a typical autumn month with general overcast sky with frequent rain. Looking at the weather during the day time gives very little or no hope for the night. That is a great pity as the CAMS network now has over 13 hours with the Sun ...

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Fireball seen at Murmansk and Northern Finland

Fireball 2017 November 16 at 19h40m local time A bright fireball appeared and got registered by some dashboard cameras. Residents of the Murmansk region and Finland watched the flight of a fireball in the night of November 16-17. The video recordings show a bright colored bolide. This phenomenon was observed in Murmansk, Olenegorsk, Nikel, Zapolyarny and Loparsky. The bolide also flew over northern Finland and Norway. The flash was recorded on a video camera in Lapland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-igmFwUEwVQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9THzuOyRUqQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N47VB8MrzU     With thanks to Galina Ryabova for reporting this...

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November issue of eMeteorNews online

The online content of July – October 2017 has been edited and archived in eMeteorNews (eMN_2017_4, November issue). Feel free to share this information on Facebook or Twitter with your group, network or society. The motto of MeteorNews is to keep it simple and easy. The website exchanges instant results, news and experience among active meteor observers accross the world. The eZine eMN serves as archive to preserve the interesting information. One advantage of online publications is that corrections can be made all the time. In case you spot some mistake, let us know and we can still correct...

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