Dutch Meteor Society
Last updated: October 2002
E-Mail: Cyclops [at] zeelandnet.nl
Brief Biographical Information:
I am an amateur meteor astronomer and member of the Dutch Meteor Society. My profession is garden design and maintenance.
I live and work in a small town on the Northsea coast of the Netherlands.
I have my
own "Cyclops" meteor observatory in Oostkapelle, Zeeland, from where I take part in
multi-station video and photographic projects organised by the Dutch Meteor Society.
I participated in past Leonid campaigns
in Andalucia Spain (team Zaffaraya) in November of 1995 and in China (team Lin Ting Kou)
in November of 1997.
I pioneered meteor video observations in the Netherlands, starting in 1987.
In that year, I captured a long duration persistent train of a bright Leonid. The video cameras used are typically equipped with an F/1.2-55 mm
photographic objective, a Hi8 camcorder and military image intensifying
electronics. Such a camera records stars up to magnitude
+8 and meteors up to magnitude +7 in a 25 degrees field of view.
I observed many hours of video while analysing such video data.
Research on Leonid MAC:
Near-real time flux measurements.
Dutch Meteor Society - Leonid 1998 team