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2015-11-21 03:11:58 UT: Leonid fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, November 22, 2015 07:35:09

After a week with cloouds and rain the sky cleared in the early morning of november 21. Only 30 minutes after I started the all sky camera, a bright magnitude -5 Leonid appeared in Ursa Minor. Interestingly, the meteor appeared before Polaris. That happened to me once before, on August 14, 1986 I photographed a -4 Perseide before the North Star.

Picture 1: Leonid fireball in Ursa Minor. Click on image for a larger version.

Picture 2: crop of previous image

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 21-11-2015
Period UT: 03:10:45-03:12:14
Time UT: 03:11:58 (timing radio observations Peter Bus)
Classification: LEO
Constellation: UMI
Brightness: -5
Simultaneously: All sky Alphen aan den Rijn (Robert Haas)

Picture 3: Click on image for a larger version.

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2015-11-14 00:14:57 UT: sporadic meteor

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, November 16, 2015 15:42:20

During the night of 13/14 november 2015 my all sky camera captured 2 sporadic meteors. This is the second one. I also observed it visually, it was a very slow meteor of magnitude 0 (a bit underestimated, it was probably magn. -1 or -2). It also showed fragmentation and a glittery tail.

Picture 1: Crop of image with very slow meteor.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 14-11-2015
Period UT: 00:13:40-00:15:09
Time UT: 00:14:57 (timing CAMS Alphen aan den Rijn, Robert Haas)
Classification: SPO
Constellation: PEG/PIS
Brightness: -2
Simultaneously: All sky Alphen aan den Rijn (Robert Haas)



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2015-11-13 18:04 UT: sporadic fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, November 16, 2015 15:35:41

During the night of 13/14 november 2015 my all sky camera captured 2 sporadic meteors. This is the first one.

Picture 1: sporadic fireball. Click on image for a better resolution.

Picture 2: crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 13-11-2015
Period UT: 18:03:10 - 18:04:39
Time UT:
Classification: SPO
Constellation: TAU
Brightness: -4
Simultaneously: EN-94 (Borne, Peter van Leuteren)



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2015-11-08 02:12 UT: Taurid fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, November 16, 2015 15:10:19

Some clear spells during the night of 7/8 november 2015 resulted in three fireballs, two Taurids and a possible sporadic fireball. This is the third one.

Picture 1: Taurid in the "Big Dipper". Click on image for a larger sersion.

Picture 2: crop of previous image

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 08-11-2015
Period UT: 02:12:00 - 02:13:29
Time UT:
Classification: STA
Constellation: UMA
Brightness: -5
Simultaneously:



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2015-11-08 01:38 UT: sporadic fireball?

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, November 16, 2015 15:04:58

A possible sporadic fireball on november 8th, 2015 at 01:38 UT.

Picture 1: fireball in the Big Dipper. Click on image for a larger resolution.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 08-11-2015
Period UT: 01:37:30 - 01:38:59
Time UT:
Classification: SPO???
Constellation: UMA/CVN
Brightness: -4
Simultaneously:



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2015-11-08 00:02 UT: Taurid fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, November 16, 2015 13:53:57

Some clear spells during the night of 7/8 november 2015 resulted in three fireballs, two Taurids and a possible sporadic fireball. This is the first one.

Picture 1: Taurid fireball through a cloud. Click on the image for a larger version.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 08-11-2015
Period UT: 00:01:30 - 00:02:59
Time UT:
Classification: STA
Constellation: HYD
Brightness: -6
Simultaneously: EN-95 (Benningbroek, Jos Nijland), EN-97 (Oostkapelle, Klaas Jobse)



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2014-11-04 01:14 UT: Taurid fireball?

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, November 16, 2015 13:34:25

During some clear spells my all sky camera captured this (possible) Taurid fireball.

Picture 1: Picture of Taurid fireball, click on image for a better resolution.

Picure 2: crop of previous image

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 04-11-2015
Period UT: 01:14:00 - 01:15:29
Time UT:
Classification: STA
Constellation: PEG
Brightness: -4
Simultaneously: EN-95 (Benningbroek, Jos Nijland), EN-97 (Oostkapelle, Klaas Jobse)



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2015-11-03 02:54 UT: Taurid fireball magn. -6

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, November 08, 2015 09:15:01

During the night of 2/3 november 2015 my all sky camera captured 6 fireballs! This is the sixth one.

Picture 1: just above the roof a Taurid fireball. Click on the image for a better resolution.

Picture 2: crop of previous image

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 03-11-2015
Period UT: 02:53:00-02:54:29 UT
Time UT:
Classification: STA
Constellation: ERI
Brightness: -6
Simultaneously: EN-92 (Wilderen, Jean Marie Biets), EN-94 (Borne, Peter van Leuteren)



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2015-11-03 01:54 UT: Taurid fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, November 08, 2015 09:10:07

During the night of 2/3 november 2015 my all sky camera captured 6 fireballs! This is the fiftht one.

Picture 1: just above the chimney, a Taurid fireball. Click on the image for a better resolution.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 03-11-2015
Period UT: 01:53:00-01:54:29
Time UT:
Classification: STA
Constellation: MON
Brightness: -5
Simultaneously: EN-92 (Wilderen, Jean Marie Biets



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2015-11-03 00:55 UT: Taurid fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, November 08, 2015 09:05:57

During the night of 2/3 november 2015 my all sky camera captured 6 fireballs! This is the fourth one.

Picture 1: Taurid near the "Big Dipper". Click on image for a better resolution.

Picture 2: crop of previous image

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 03-11-2015
Period UT: 00:54:30-00:55:59
Time UT: 00:55:10 ~UT ~10 s. (visual observation Koen Miskotte)
Classification: STA
Constellation: UMA (no stars visible!)
Brightness: -4 (flare)
Simultaniously:



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