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Very BIG fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, November 04, 2012 11:18:55

Last night my all sky camera captured a very bright fireball (about 20:44 UT). This fireball was also captured by stations at Tusveld (Jos Nijland), Gronau (Carl Johannink) and Borne ( Peter van Leuteren). It is the brightest event I captured since my new all sky camera is operational (March 15, 2012).

Picture 1: the whole image, note het heavy cirrus (clouds) cover. Despite the heavy cirrus clouds, the fireball is clearly visible and also a weak moonhalo.

Picture 2: Crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: HAMA DCCS timer controller
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 03-11-2012
Period UT: 20:42:30 - 20:43:59 UT
Time meteor UT: ~20:44 UT
Classification: SPO
Constellation: AUR -> GEM
Brightness: -8
Simultaneously with stations: Borne, Tusveld, Gronau
Remarks: Very slow and bright fireball.

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