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Geminids on December 14/15 2006

Date: December 14/15 2006, from 21:45 UT to 2:05 UT
Location: Pulsnitz, Germany 51°10'58''N, 14°01'19''E
Camera: Video camera optically coupled to Photonis xx1332 image intensifier
Lens: 1.8/28mm Sigma Aspherical II
FOV: 61°x76°
Limiting Magnitude: between 4.0 and 6.0, depending on the weather conditions

One day after the maximum. During the observation time 50 Geminids and 23 sporadic meteors could be detected. This corresponds to a meteor rate of 11.6 and 5.2 per hour, respectively.

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Bright Geminid on December 14/16 2006 A bright Perseid

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Fast sporadic meteor on December 14/16 2006 A fast (probably sporadic) meteor

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Slow Geminid on December 14/16 2006 A slow Geminid

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Sporadic meteor with tail on December 14/16 2006 A sporadic meteor with nice a tail

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11 Geminids and 3 sporadic meteors on December 14/16 2006 11 Geminids and 3 sporadic meteors merged together. They occurred within 1.5 hours on December 14/16 2006

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