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Video Observations of the 2006 Leonid Outburst

  • Pavel KotenEmail author
  • Jiří Borovička
  • Pavel Spurný
  • Stephen Evans
  • Rostislav Štork
  • Andrew Elliott
Chapter 1: Meteor Shower Activity, Forecasting, Dust Orbits

Abstract

We carried out double station observations of the Leonid meteor shower outburst, which occurred in the morning hours of November 19, 2006. Using image-intensified cameras we recorded approximately 100 Leonid meteors. As predicted, the outburst was rich especially in fainter meteors. The activity profile shows that the peak of the outburst occurred at 4:40 ± 0:05 UT. The maximum reached flux was 0.03 meteoroids km−2 hod−1 for meteors brighter than +6.5 magnitude.

Keywords

Meteors Meteor showers Leonids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Koten
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiří Borovička
    • 1
  • Pavel Spurný
    • 1
  • Stephen Evans
    • 2
  • Rostislav Štork
    • 1
  • Andrew Elliott
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomical Institute of the Academy of SciencesOndřejovCzech Republic
  2. 2.British Astronomical AssociationLondonUK

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