Sakurajima and Kirishima

The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page

The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 17.00-17.10 UT, Fish-eye f=16mm f/2.8. Film Superia 1600 ISO. We start our observations below the summit of Takachiho-No-Mine Volcano (lower left), at 970 m a.s.l., with already some Leonids in the sky.
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 18.00-18.10 UT, Fish-eye f=16mm f/2.8. Film Superia 1600 ISO. This exposure was taken driving on the stars, so enhancing the stunning Winter Milky Way dominating this superb dark night sky.
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 18.10-18.20 UT, Fish-eye f=16mm f/2.8. Film Superia 1600 ISO. At the shower peak, over thirty fireballs fill all the sky from Leo to Ursa Maior (upper left), Aries (upper right) and Orion (lower right).
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 18.20-18.30 UT, Fish-eye f=16mm f/2.8. Film Superia 1600 ISO. Just after the shower peak, a few fireballs explode closer to Leo, rising over Takachiho-No-Mine Volcano crater.
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 17.50-18.00 UT, f=50mm f/1.2 stopped at f/2. Film Superia 1600 ISO. This lens with longer focal length allows us to glimpse fainter meteors close to the radiant in Leo's Head.
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 18.00-18.10 UT, f=50mm f/1.2 stopped at f/2. Film Superia 1600 ISO. Around the peak of the shower, more than ten meteors fill the sky around Leo's Head every ten minutes.
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 18.30-18.40 UT, f=50mm f/1.2 stopped at f/2. Film Superia 1600 ISO. A moon-like fireball explodes below Regulus and releases a yellow stria drifted to the south by stratosphere winds during the exposure.
The Great Leonid Meteor Shower Photo Page
18 November 2001, 18.40-18.50 UT, f=50mm f/1.2 stopped at f/2. Film Superia 1600 ISO. Towards the end of the shower, the last meteors enter our atmosphere east of Leo's Head. All photos of this row have North on the left.