Which facilities participated in 2000?
The Cesna 130 aircraft
No Leonid MAC mission in 2002, because of low predicted peak rates and a nasty Moon.
Onboard a twin engine Cesna 130 aircraft, Peter Jenniskens of
the SETI Institute at NASA Ames Research Center and Bo Gustafson and Ludmilla
Kolokolova of the University of Florida at Gainesville had the best view
of the shower. Meteors were recorded with intensified cameras positioned on
the front seat, pointing forward and to the right. The airborne effort was made possible by Gustafson
and pilot Pat Bainter of Gulf Atlantic airways at Gainesville, Florida. A new Data Grid
Geo-ID Mk 1 global positioning system was tested that
recorded the aircraft position to cm accuracy.
ISTEF mobile telescope platform.
Other Leonid MAC participants observed the Leonid showers
from Florida, at a site near Jupiter (Palm
Beach County) and from ISTEF at at Kennedy Space Center (south of Volucia county),
and from the Mount Lemmon Observing Facility (MLOF) near Tucson, Arizona, the
Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA, and at locations in Spain.