Results of the AKM Video Meteor Network - December 1999
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Since March 1999, a number of video meteor cameras are regularly operated 
by members of the German 'Arbeitskreis Meteore'. The systems work fully 
autonomously with the MetRec meteor detection software. 

Here are the results for December 1999. Wereas a few observations could
be carried out in the first part of the months, the weather was extremely
poor in the second half. So the coverage of meteor activity in December is 
worse than in other months. Also during the Geminind maximum the sky was 
mainly overcasted almost in Germany, but 'AKM guest observer' Stephen 
Evans in Suffolk/UK had a little more luck.

In the first ten month of automatic video observations an overall of 
5 AKM observers recorded 6451 video meteors in 120 nights and 996.4 h 
effective observing time. A more detailled analysis will follow.


1. Observers
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Code     Name      Place         Camera        FOV      LM     Time  Meteors
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EVSTE  Evans     L. Thurlow  EMILY (1.4/50)   20 deg  6.0 mag   4.5 h    75
MOLSI  Molau     Aachen      AVIS (2.0/35)    40 deg  5.0 mag  23.3 h   225
NITMI  Nitschke  Dresden     VK1 (0.75/50)    20 deg  7.0 mag   3.5 h    33
RENJU  Rendtel   Marquardt   CARMEN (1.8/28)  28 deg  4.5 mag  15.7 h    40 
SPEUL  Sperberg  Salzwedel   ADAM (0.75/50)   20 deg  7.0 mag   6.2 h    28
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Overall                                                        53.2 h   401  


2. Observing Times (h)
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December  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15
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EVSTE      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   4   -   -
MOLSI      -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   9   4   -   -   0   -   -
NITMI      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   1   3   -   -
RENJU      -   -   -   -   7   -   -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
SPEUL      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   6   -   -
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Overall    -   1   -   -   7   -   -   3   9   4   -   1  13   -   -

December  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EVSTE      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
MOLSI      -   -   -   -   -  10   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
NITMI      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
RENJU      -   -   4   -   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
SPEUL      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Overall    -   -   4   -   -  10   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -


3. Results (Meteors)
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December  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15
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EVSTE      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  75   -   -
MOLSI      -   3   -   -   -   -   -   -  85  56   -   -  14   -   -
NITMI      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  21  12   -   -
RENJU      -   -   -   -  24   -   -   1   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
SPEUL      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  28   -   -
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Overall    -   3   -   -  24   -   -   1  85  56   -  21 129   -   -

December  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31
------------------------------------------------------------------------
EVSTE      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
MOLSI      -   -   -   -   -  67   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
NITMI      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
RENJU      -   -  13   -   -   -   2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
SPEUL      -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Overall    -   -  13   -   -  67   2   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -

Sirko Molau, 2000/01/13