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2016-03-17 03:16:55 UT: St Patricks Fireball

EN-98 FireballsPosted by Koen Miskotte Sun, April 17, 2016 11:43:29

On March 17, 03:16:55 UT a very bright and spectaculair fireball appeared above the United Kingdom. A full report with many video recording: http://meteornews.org/st-patricks-day-fireball-united-kingdom/

After a close inspection of the images my all sky camera took that night I found this fireball. It was visible throught the branches of the trees low in the west. Not as spectaculair as the video recording, but it was captured with my all sky camera. Distance about 500 km!

Picture 1. Throught the branches of the trees, St Patricks Fireball. 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 TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 17-03-2016
Period UT: 03:16:00 - 03:17:29
Time UT: 03:16:55 UT (video recordings from United Kingdom)
Classification: ANT?
Constellation: LEO/HYD
Brightness: -8
Simultaneously: EN-94, EN-97, VSB


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