Lyrids 2001: Normal activity to slightly above
DMS-members observing the Lyrids 2001
The Lyrids have been observed in the Netherlands with very fine weather! Nightsky proved to be completely clear from observing locations across the entire country! Almost a record number of observers observed the Lyrids and were not disappointed while rates were satisfactory (about equal as expected) and some fine meteors appeared.
During this years Lyrids Dutch observers were lucky to have three clear nights on row around the Lyrid maximum on April 22nd. In this article the results of nine observers are presented. The Lyrids showed a slightly enhanced activity shortly before the expected Maximum, with ZHR's for most observers between 15 and 20. The results are compared with the long term Lyrid activity discussed in . From the magnitude distribution we could calculate 'r' = 3.0 , in rather good agreement with the value given in .
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