Active: November 6—30; Maximum: November 17-18th (Mon-Tue)
ZHRs of 10-15
Waning crescent Moon at last quarter on the 14th
Leonid radiant (see the chart below for its location) doesn't rise until after 22:30 UT Nov 17-18 (Mon-Tue).
Get away from light polluted areas to an area with dark skies.
Meteor observing doesn’t require special equipment you can observe with the naked eye.
Worm clothing and footwear is recommended take a blanket or a chair with you so you can sit back and view the sky without getting a crick in your neck.
Meteor observing can be a waiting game and be a bit hit or miss that’s part of the challenge-
Check the weather and moonrise and moonset timings for your location before you leave, and plan your viewing around it.
When it pays off you will be treated to a celestial firework show.
I use a Pentax K30 DSLR tripod mounted with a 2 sec shutter delay to remove camera shake. F3.5, ISO 1600 or more, 30 secs exposure I have a standard lens 18mm but if you have a wider angle lens all the better. A remote cable and timer. As with all astrophotography test shots pay off until you get the right setting.
I now have a 180° camera which I can use with software to hopefully detect meteors automatically which I will hopefully have set up for these showers leaving me to use my DSLR hopping to catch a Fireball.