and Leonid Bolide"
South Park, Colorado
November 18, 2001
Fujicolor Professional Press P- 1600
ISO 1600 color negative film
Pentax Spotmatic camera with 17mm lens at f/4 / 2 minute
This bright bolide fireball streaked through Taurus sometime
after the Zenith Hourly Rate (ZHR) reached a maximum of
almost 3000, and lasted from 03:10 A.M. MST to 03:30 A.M.
MST on November 18, 2001. The curvature of the photograph
is due to the use of a 17mm "fisheye" lens.
Although somewhat slow (f/4) the fisheye lens captures
a much larger area of the sky, allowing greater chance
to "catch" a bright meteor such as this one.
This photo is courtesy of Robert L. Webers, copyright,
2001, all rights reserved..
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