2001 Leonid Storm Time Lapse Movies
On November 18, 2001,
two Leonid storms
were observed over north America and Asia. Members of the German
Arbeitskreis Meteore e.V. (AKM)
went to various observing sites to observe the storm visually and with
image intensified video cameras. Later the video tapes were analysed
by me with the MetRec software.
Beside detecting and measuring all meteors, time lapse movies were created
for four cameras:
Each movie runs at 180x real time, i.e. three minutes of original
video tape were condensed to one second in the movie. The original
AVI files are very large (between 20 and 40 MB), which is why smaller
files were created with significant compression but still acceptable
quality. You can download these files by clicking on the camera names above.
Detailed information on the date, time, location, observer, camera and
processing are given in the first frames. To play the movies, the DivX
compression codec has to be installed on your computer. It can be downloaded
free of charge from www.divx.com.
- AKM1, which was operated by
Thomas Kurtz and colleagues
in the USA and recorded the American storm (file size: 3.4 MB)
- the twin camera AKM2, which was operated by
Jan Hattenbach and
Georg Görgen in China
and recorded the Asian storm (file size: 3.2 MB)
- the wide angle camera AVIS, which was operate
by Sirko Molau
in South Korea (file size: 3.9 MB)
- CAPCAM, which was operated by
Georg Dittié at the same site in
South Korea (file size: 3.8 MB)
These movies are copyright of Sirko Molau, Arbeitskreis Meteore e.V.
You are invited to download and use them for your Leonid presentations and
similar educational purposes as long as you state the source properly.
Sirko Molau; last change: October 17, 2002