Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

Faint Leonids



Camera
Nikon FM2 with 35mm f/2 on fixed tripod
Exposure:
~ 2min at f/2
Date:
2001-11-17
Film:
Fuji SuperG 800

The Leonids 2001 proved to be a spectacular display in the Americas and Asia. The predictions of storm-like activity proved true.

Here in Europe the show wasn´t that great. Here are my meager results. In the picture above you can see a faint meteor pointing to the radiant of the Leonids meteor shower in the sickle of Leo. Move the mouse over the image to see labels and a close-up of the meteor. The position of the Radiant is not constant during the Leonid-shower because of Earths movement through the debris.
The valley below was filled with fog, which was illuminated by the light of the villages of the Bregenzerwald.

In the picture below a meteor comes directly out of the Orion nebula, in the last picture a meteor is visible below the Rosette nebula.






The Leonids 2001 proved to be a spectacular display in the Americas and Asia. The predictions of storm-like activity proved true.
Here in Europe the show wasn´t that great. These two faint meteors are the only ones I found on my medium format negatives from the night of 17-18 November... I am still waiting for a 35mm film to be developed...

In the top picture the meteor comes directly out of the Orion nebula, in the lower picture the meteor is visible below the Rosette nebula.

Camera
Pentax 6x7 with 55mm f/3.5 lens on fixed tripod
Exposure:
~ 10min at f/3.5
Date:
2001-11-17
Film:
Fuji NHGII-800
Comments: Both images are cropped strongly, the original negatve shows the winter milky way from Sirius to Auriga. I scanned the negative with a Umax Astra 1220s flatbet-scanner with transparency adaptor... resulting in low quality.
 


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