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Meteor observations: 1994

Date T.eff LM SHO SPO Total 1 Total 2 Nr.
Session
Loc Fireballs (-3>) Remarks
16/17-01 1,37 6,2 1 11 12 17840 258 Har -
16/17-02 1,30 6,1 0 5 5 17845 259 Har -
11/12-05 0,50 5,7 0 3 3 17848 260 Har -
03/04-08 1,97 6,2 12 12 24 17872 261 Har -
06/07-08 5,27 6,8 68 53 121 17993 262 Bid -3 PER Nieuwe locatie
07/08-08 4,57 6,5 51 40 91 18084 263 Bid -
09/10-08 3,67 6,5 36 21 57 18141 264 Bid -3 PER
13/14-08 5,58 6,9 141 45 186 18327 265 Bid 2x-3P,2x-3 S Very clear night
14/15-08 2,99 6,4 48 39 87 18414 266 Har -3 P, -3 SP
15/16-08 2,50 6,2 23 21 44 18458 267 Har -
17/18-10 2,73 5,6 15 12 27 18485 268 Har -
01-02-11 3,39 6,3 18 28 46 18531 269 Har -
24/25-11 1,50 6,1 3 8 11 18542 270 Har -
03/04-12 3,22 6,2 7 26 33 18575 271 Har -
13/14-12 4,16 6,3 235 34 269 18844 272 Har -8,-6,-4,2x-3G,-3S Moonlight
14/15-12 2,22 5,4 38 7 45 18889 273 Har -6, -4 GEM Moonlight!
16 sessions 46,94 - 696 365 1061 18889 273 2 loc. 15 fireballs

Locations:
HAR = Harderwijk, the Netherlands (52.2 north, 5.4 east)
BID = Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands (52.3 north, 5.4 east)

The year 1994 in images and words
A new team and new observing site! After the very successful coöperation with Casper ter Kuile and Marco Langbroek in Rognes we decided in 1994 to continue this coöperation. On a day in June, we were looking on the Veluwe in search of a new observing site. It was quite difficult because much of the area was owned by farmers and nature organisations. There was also the religious aspect of observing Saturday to Sunday. After a while we decided to take a look at the Flevo polder.
When we drove on the Palingweg at Biddinghuizen, we passed some farms and saw a concrete road right into the meadows. We made kontakt with the family Appel (=dutch for apple) and got permission to observe on their property.


Picture 1: a new observing site in the middle of vast meadows. F.lt.r.: Casper ter Kuile, Koen Miskotte and Marco Langbroek. Photo credits: Casper ter Kuile & Robert Haas.


Picture 2: Koen is programming a bunch of Canon T70 camera's. Photocredits: Casper ter Kuile.

The first campaign from our new location at Biddinghuizen were the Perseids of 1994. Unfortunately the weather did no coöperate. Only four nights were clear. The first night at this location: we were flabbergasted. None of us had seen a darker sky in the Netherlands before. It gives us an impression of the enormous potential of the new site! During the night 13/14 August we even saw the zodiacal light. This campaign was the only one in 1994 from Biddinghuizen, the real work started in 1995...
Important news in 1994 was that the Leonids that year gave their first outburst, the first in the newly anticipated series. Unfortunately it was cloudy from the Netherlands.
At the end of the year I had a very successful Geminid watch from my home. Despite the fact that the first hours a 80 % illuminated moon in the sky, I counted 269 meteors, including two bright Geminid fireballs of -6 and -8.


Picture 3: 13/14 december 1994: Geminid fireball of magnitude -6 captured by EN-98 all sky camera at Harderwijk.


Picture 4: 14/15 december 1994: Geminid fireball of magnitude -4 captured by EN-98 all sky camera at Harderwijk.

 

 

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