The Nov 17 06:49:50 UT Leonid fireball as captured by an AIMIT tracker prototype during the 2002 Leonid MAC mission.
George Varros tracked this -8 magnitude Leonid
at 06:49:50 UT on the way from Omaha to Madrid from the NASA DC-8 during the Leonid
MAC Campaign, using the Meteor Tracker. After a brilliant flash,
the meteor reappears before burning out. A persistent train was visible for at least
The meteor tracker was developed in a project with Peter Gural and Peter Jenniskens.