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Hello Fellow AAAA Members,
hope that you got up to witness the Leonid Meteor Shower. I pulled an
all nighter out in my dome. I relied on black tea to keep me awake.
Ever see a teabag frozen solid?? Looks like a prune!
photos attached were taken with a 35mm camera on a tripod with 30 second time
exposures (Fuji 800 film). If you missed it, you'll have to reset your
alarm clock for 33 years from now to see the next good show!!
Twin Leonid Meteors appeared near bright Jupiter, at the center of the field.
This streak of material is the lingering train of a bright fireball.
There is a faint shooting star right. above this doohickie.
Two minutes later, the streak has floated to the east, near the star
Saturn is at lower center.
Links to Leonids Web Sites
Peak Online Estimator: If you want to find out the estimated peak times for where you live, go to this site, and check out your location. At the bottom of the screen is a flux calculator. Pick the city closest to you and launch the calculator. It should give you a pretty good idea what the times will be for your area.