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Counting meteors from the air

Our adventure on the 2002
Leonid Multi-instrument Aircraft Campaign

In November of 2002, Jane and I were invited to participate as research assistants aboard NASA's DC-8 Airborne Research Laboratory during the twin Leonid meteor storms of November 19. Below are snapshots, stories, and links to additional information about Leonid MAC 2002.


Photo album

Photos were snapped by Jane Houston Jones and Morris Jones between flights. Flash pictures were not allowed in the cabin during a flight, and the cabin lights were dimmed for observing.

There are 17 pages in the photo album, each with four thumbnails. Click any thumbnail for a 1024x768 version of the picture. If you'd like to download an original photo from the camera, make note of the image file name in the URL, and find the file here.

Go to first photo page

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More Photo Albums

Three pages of photos from George Varros

Three pages of photos from Dave Holman

Airplanes from Edwards AFB Visitor Center, pictures by Mojo

Leonid MAC stories by Jane Houston Jones

Dryden Flight Research Center

About the Instruments


Twin Peaks

NASA DC-8 Airborne Research Laboratory N817NA, our ride for Leonid MAC 2002. Click for the beautiful 1024x1024 image and photo credit.

Leonid links

Leonid MAC home page

Jane's writeups

Leonid history

Comet and meteor outreach activities