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2014-08-31 22:14:50 UT: magnitude -6 Antihelion fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Mon, September 01, 2014 11:59:02

During the night of august 31/september 1, 2014 I observed meteors from the flat roof of my dormer. There I observed a brillant fireball at 22:14:50 UT(~5 s). A slow moving yellow/white "ball" with a 1 degrees long tail/wake. B.t.w. it was my first fireball in 2014 after watching for 70 hours until now....
My all sky camera captured this fireball, it lasted for 3 seconds (25 breaks making with 8,333 breaks a second).

Picture 1: the Antihelion fireball of august 31, 2014 at 22:14:50 UT. Click on the 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 TC-80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 3,2
Date: 31-08-2014
Period UT: 22:13:30 - 22:14:59
Time meteor UT: 22:14:50 UT (~5 s, my own visual observation)
Classification: ANT
Constellation: CET
Brightness: -6
Simultaneously with stations: EN-95 (Benningbroek, Jos Nijland), EN-97 (Klaas Jobse), Almelo (Sietse Dijkstra)
Remarks: 25 breaks (3 seconds visibility)



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