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(meteorobs) Observations report from Malta (10-11/11/99)



Hi ,

Tonight was a very rewarding night regardless of the cold temperatures . It 
was worth it .
I am submitting these observations just as i arrived back home from a whole 
night of observations (errors from lack of sleep are possible!)
.
ZAMJO and GALMA (that is me) have observed taurids, leonids and linearids.

I also managed to observe an exploding, point, fireball of mag -10 !!

Please note that the Times are all in UT and of the night 10-11/ 11 / 1999

Observing conditions :

10 % obscuration for 30 minutes

SLM @ 00:02 (UT) = + 5.7
SLM @ 3:27 (UT)  = 6.1
SLM @ 4:15 (UT)   = 6.0

Observers Joseph Zammit (ZAMJO) & Martin Galea De Giovanni (GALMA)


Observation Of GALMA

Start time 23:23
End Time 04:23
Total Observing time = 300 minutes
Effective Time	          = 294 minutes

Totals

Total number of meteors  = 62
Sporadic = 18
Lineraids = 7
Leonids = 8
Taurids (total of S and N) = 29


Magnitude distribution

Sporadic

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-10			1
-4			1
-3			1
0			2
1			3
2			3
3			5
4			1
5			1
	

Leonids

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-5			1
-2			1
0			1
1			3
2			2
Total			8


Linearids

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-2			1
-1			1
0			1
1			1
3			3
Total 			7

Taurids N

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-2			1
-1			1
0			2
1			2
2			6
3			1
4			3
5			1
Total			17

Calculated ZHR of 6.21

Taurids S

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-3			1
0			4
1			3
2			3
5			1
Total 			12	

Calculated ZHR of 4.91	


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Observations by ZAMJO

Start time	00:01
End Time	01:07
Total Observing time = 66 minutes
Effective Time	          = 63 minutes

Totals

Total number of meteors  = 12
Sporadic = 4
Leonids = 1
Taurids (total of S and N) = 7


Magnitude distribution

Sporadic

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-1			1
4			2
5			1


Leonids

Magnitude 		number of meteors
2			1



Taurids N and S

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-1			1
1			1
2			2
3			1
4			1
5			1
Total			7

ZHR cannot be calculated		


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Observations by ZAMJO (observation Number 2)

Start time	02:57
End Time	04:24
Total Observing time = 87 minutes
Effective Time	          = 83 minutes

Totals

Total number of meteors  = 19
Sporadic = 13
Leonids = 3
Linearids = 2
Taurids (total of S and N) = 1


Magnitude distribution

Sporadic

Magnitude 		number of meteors
-3			1
1			2
2			3
3			6
4			1


Leonids

Magnitude 		number of meteors
1			2
3			1


Linearids

Magnitude 		number of meteors
1			1
2			1


Taurids N and S

Magnitude 		number of meteors
4			1

ZHR cannot be calculated		


Clear Skies
Martin Galea De Giovanni


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