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2014-09-19 20:19:45 UT: bright long grazing fireball above the Netherlands

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, September 21, 2014 12:05:57

In the evening of september 19, 2014 a long lasting earthgrazing fireball appeared above the Netherlands. Both my all sky camera EN-98 and CAMS 352 camera captured this briljant fireball. Observers at the public observatory Bussloo estimated this fireball of magnitude -6. Based on my all sky image I think it is a correct estimate. What a sight that must have been!!!
For the CAMS movie, go to VIMEO

The fireball is also photographed from the Public Observatory Bussloo:
http://www.volkssterrenwachtbussloo.nl/content/vuurbol-waargenomen-tijdens-kijk-avond

Picture 1: Sporadic fireball of september 19, 20:19:45 UT. Click on image for a better resolution.

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: 19-09-2014
Period UT: 20:19:00 - 20:19:59
Time meteor UT: 20:19:45 UT (CAMS 352 timing)
Classification: SPO
Constellation: CYG - AND
Brightness: -6 (multiple short flares)
Simultaneously with stations: public observatory Bussloo (Jaap van 't Leven)
Remarks: more than 70 breaks, 8 seconds vicibility.

Picture 2: Crop of previous image, click on image for a better resolution.

Picture 3: Crop of the top photo with the inserted image of the CAMS 352 camera. Click on the image for a better resolution.

Picture 4: CAMS image of the september 19, 2014 fireball.

Picture 5: trajectory of the fireball. of september 19, 2014 at 20:19:42 UT, based on CAMS calculations done by Carl Johannink, chart and plot made by Marco Langbroek. Click on the image for a better resolution.



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