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Meteor observations: 1992

Date T.eff LM SHO SPO Total 1 Total 2 Nr.
Session
Loc Fireballs >-3 Remarks
04/05-04 1,83 5,8 2 6 8 14742 211 Har -
06/07-07 2,17 6,2 3 15 18 14760 212 Har -
07/08-07 2,27 6,2 5 15 20 14780 213 Har -
27/28-07 2,75 6,5 20 27 47 14827 214 Har -
29/30-07 5,00 6,4 33 40 73 14900 215 Har -
03/04-08 2,90 6,6 24 32 56 14956 216 Har -
04/05-08 4,22 6,6 55 47 102 15058 217 Har -3 Per
05/06-08 1,97 6,2 9 11 20 15078 218 Har -
11/12-08 3,98 5,5 66 4 70 15148 219 Har -3 PER, -3 PER PER outburst!
29/30-08 3,10 6,2 4 22 26 15174 220 Har -
23/24-09 3,00 6,2 2 34 36 15210 221 Har -
26/27-09 2,33 6,0 4 14 18 15228 222 Har -
28/29-09 3,02 6,1 2 30 32 15260 223 Har -
20/21-10 1,10 5,6 3 5 8 15268 224 Har -
21/22-10 5,84 6,5 82 46 128 15396 225 Har -6 Tau
17/18-12 2,03 5,9 4 10 14 15410 226 Har -
28/29-12 2,33 6,2 5 17 22 15432 227 Har -
29/30-12 2,17 6,2 2 18 20 15452 228 Har - -9 Celcius!
30/31-12 1,68 6,1 4 14 18 15470 229 Har - -9 Celcius!
19 sessions 53,69 - 329 407 736 15470 229 Har 4

Location:
HAR = Harderwijk, the Netherlands (52.2 north, 5.40 east)

The year 1992 in images and words
1992, a moderate year for meteor observations. Bad weather and moon conditions around the Perseid maximum. Despite the bad weather conditions, I was able to observe the last 15 minutes of a strong Perseid outburst possibly caused by the filament structure of Comet 103P/Swift-Tuttle.
In 1991 reports from Japan appear that the Perseids had a short outburst with the ZHR shortly rose to 400. After this news meteor observers reacted with skepticism, but when later pictures became available with the evidence, everybody was convinced that a real outburst had happened! In 1992, a (second) Perseid outburst was predicted for Europe. The evening of August 11 was clear and IMMEDIATELY after I started the observations I saw some bright Perseids. The peak of the outburst (ZHR 500) was earlier before I started the observations, but when I started the ZHR still was enhanced with a ZHR around 170 and then dropped rapidly to normal levels.
Before the Perseid maximum I did some observations from the watertower. Afterwarts it turned out that this would be the final Perseid campaign from the watertower. The Delphinus team in 1992 consisted of Paul Bensing, Robert Haas and Koen Miskotte.


Picture 1: Perseid of magnitude -3, captered on August 5, 1992.
Camera: Zenit B and a Helios 58 mm F 2.0. Film: Kodak Tri-X.


Picture 2: part of a Taurid -5 captured during the night 21/22 oktober 1992. Location: watertower near Harderwijk. Camera: Canon T70 with commando back and Canon FD 50 mm F 1.4 ssc lens.

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