A summary of the activity of the CAMS BeNeLux network during the month of November 2022 is presented. This month we collected a total of 17401 multi-station meteors resulting in 5635 orbits.
In November the chances for long periods of clear weather are getting rather small. Only under specific favorable circumstances the BeNeLux can count on a longer series of clear nights.
Meteor activity is still very high this month, due to high sporadic activity and the visibility of meteoroid streams like the Taurids and the Leonids. So, it is interesting to see what this month would bring us.
2 November 2022 statistics
Until November 25, weather remained stable, with lots of sunshine, resulting in good results for our network. Afterwards, the weather turned more and more gloomy. Only a handful of orbits in this period could be collected. Not a single orbit could be obtained during November 27–28.
This month CAMS BeNeLux collected a total of 17401 multi-station meteors, resulting in 5635 orbits. This is a second-best score for this month. Only in November 2018 more orbits were collected (Figure 1 and Table 1).
In particular November 4–5, 11–12 and 13–14 got good results with more than 500 orbits in each night, due to clear conditions in these nights. The highest number of orbits were collected on November 13–14, 576 orbits.
52% of all orbits were collected by at least 3 stations. Once again, like in October, this emphasizes good coverage of the skies over the BeNeLux. On average 86.2 cameras were active each night, with a maximum of 94 cameras and a minimum of 69 cameras. These numbers are comparable to the situation of previous month. We hope that the camera stations such as Terschelling and Burlage can rejoin the efforts of the network soon.
Figure 1 – Comparing November 2022 to previous months of November in the CAMS BeNeLux history. The blue bars represent the number of orbits, the red bars the maximum number of cameras capturing in a single night, the green bar the average number of cameras capturing per night and the yellow bar the minimum number.
Table 1 – Number of orbits and active cameras in the BeNeLux during November 2012–2022.
|Year||Nights||Orbits||Stations||Max. Cams||Min. Cams||Mean Cams|
Results for November 2022 are among the best in the 11 years of the existance of the CAMS BeNeLux network.
Many thanks to all operators in the CAMS BeNeLux network for their work and quick delivery of data. In November 2022 the CAMS BeNeLux network was operated by the following volunteers:
Hans Betlem (Woold, Netherlands, CAMS 3071, 3072 and 3073), Jean-Marie Biets (Wilderen, Belgium, CAMS 379, 380, 381 and 382), Ludger Boergerding (Holdorf, Germany, RMS 3801), Günther Boerjan (Assenede, Belgium, RMS 3823), Martin Breukers (Hengelo, Netherlands, CAMS 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326 and 327, RMS 319, 328 and 329), Seppe Canonaco (Genk, RMS 3818 and 3819), Pierre de Ponthiere (Lesve, Belgium, RMS 3816 and 3826), Bart Dessoy (Zoersel, Belgium, CAMS 397, 398, 804, 805, 806, 3888 and RMS 3827), Tammo Jan Dijkema (Dwingeloo, Netherlands, RMS 3199), Isabelle Ansseau, Jean-Paul Dumoulin, Dominique Guiot and Christian Walin (Grapfontaine, Belgium, CAMS 814 and 815, RMS 3814 and 3817), Uwe Glässner (Langenfeld, Germany, RMS 3800), Luc Gobin (Mechelen, Belgium, CAMS 3890, 3891, 3892 and 3893), Tioga Gulon (Nancy, France, CAMS 3900 and 3901), Robert Haas (Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands, CAMS 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 3166 and 3167), Robert Haas (Texel, Netherlands, CAMS 810, 811, 812 and 813), Kees Habraken (Kattendijke, Netherlands, RMS 3780 and 3781), Klaas Jobse (Oostkapelle, Netherlands, CAMS 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3036 and 3037), Carl Johannink (Gronau, Germany, CAMS 3100, 3101, 3102), Reinhard Kühn (Flatzby, Germany, RMS 3802), Hervé Lamy (Dourbes, Belgium, CAMS 394 and 395, RMS 3825), Hervé Lamy (Humain, Belgium, RMS 3821), Hervé Lamy (Ukkel, Belgium, CAMS 393), Koen Miskotte (Ermelo, Netherlands, CAMS 3051, 3052, 353 and 354), Pierre-Yves Péchart (Hagnicourt, France, RMS 3902 and 3903), Tim Polfliet (Gent, Belgium, CAMS 396, RMS 3820), Steve Rau (Oostende, Belgium, RMS 3822), Steve Rau (Zillebeke, Belgium, CAMS 3850 and 3852, RMS 3851 and 3853), Paul and Adriana Roggemans (Mechelen, Belgium, RMS 3830 and 3831, CAMS 3832, 3833, 3834, 3835, 3836 and 3837), Jim Rowe (Eastbourne, Great Britain, RMS 3829), Philippe Schaack (Roodt-sur-Syre, Luxemburg, RMS 3952), Hans Schremmer (Niederkruechten, Germany, CAMS 803), Erwin van Ballegoij (Heesh, Netherlands CAMS 3148 and 3149).