Geminids 2004 - Expedition pictures

DMS Geminid Expedition 2004 to the Kahler Asten, Winterberg, Sauerland, Germany




The DMS Geminid 2004 Expedition started off in Gronau. Here, at the house of Carl Johannink, we were presented a nice lunch consisting of German "Br÷dchen" and lots of Coffee! Many thanks go to Carl and Elisabeth!
Image: Rita Verhoef




Note the cloudlayer in the background moving across a lower mountainridge! Also note the very transparant air with extreme views!
Image: Rita Verhoef




Arnold and Carl enjoying the latest sunrays on top of the Kahler Asten.
Image: Rita Verhoef




On top of the 841 meter high Kahler Asten mountaintop near Winterberg in the Sauerland, Germany
From left to right are: Rita Verhoef, Carl Johannink with camera, Michel Vandeputte, Sietse Dijkstra, Judith Dijkstra and Arnold Tukkers.
Image: Casper ter Kuile




Note the cloudlayer in the background! This cloudlayer was the mean reason we moved to this mountaintop which is nearest to the Netherlands.
From left to right: Sietse Dijkstra, Michel Vandeputte, Judith Dijkstra and Carl Johannink.
Image: Casper ter Kuile




A beautifull sunset on top of the Kahler Asten Mountaintop.
Image: Carl Johannink




Again a fine picture showing the cloudlayer below us, it would slowly move away in the course of the night.
Image: Carl Johannink




A view from the mountaintop in the direction opposite the sun: the Venusbelt!
Image: Casper ter Kuile




All members of the DMS Geminid Expedition 2004 are overwhelmed by the beatiful views in clear, transparant and dry air after many days of nervously waiting under a persistent cloudlayer.
Image: Rita Verhoef




At the end of the road at the right on this picture Carl, Rita, Koen and Casper installed themselves to observe the Geminid meteorshower. Michel, Arnold, Judith and Sietse located themselves at the left in the grass. So we actually had two observing groups seperated about 100 meters from eachother.
Image: Rita Verhoef




Our pension "Haus Butz" were we had dinner and lunch and a short sleep after the observations. An excellent location thanks to Carl!
Image: Rita Verhoef




Evening dinner at Haus Butz in Winterberg.
From left to right: Sietse Dijkstra, Michel Vandeputte, Rita Verhoef and Arnold Tukkers
Image: Sietse Dijkstra




Evening dinner at Haus Butz in Winterberg.
From left to right: Carl Johannink, Casper ter Kuile, Judith Dijkstra and Koen Miskotte
Image: Sietse Dijkstra




Observer Carl Johannink completely installed in his sleepingbag ready to record all the Geminids falling down.
Image: Rita Verhoef




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