(meteorobs) mpg of a 15s fireball from last April
epmajden at shaw.ca
Sat Oct 23 21:42:38 EDT 2004
on 10/23/04 18:20, ykchia at chiayk1 at singnet.com.sg wrote:
> Hi Esko:
> Finally got the IE to download the file and view it. (Won't work in
> my netscape). Very interesting movie indeed.
> I could not see the 'tail' in real time playback (may be the
> fisheye did not show the dim tail). Could this be an iridium satellite
I have looked at your video and I do not think it is an iridium
satellite flare. I have recorded many flares with a Sandia Convex all-sky
camera and they are just a single flash of light. A Sandia all-sky records
meteors of around -3 magnitude and brighter so tails are not recorded. Your
fisheye unit might be more sensitive but I don't expect by much so you will
not record the persistent trail of a fireball unless it is extremely bright.
It looks like you have just recorded a bright meteor fireball.
West Coast Sandia Bolide Detection Station
Courtenay B.C. CANADA
STOP LIGHT POLLUTION IN THE COMOX VALLEY - INSTALL SHARP CUT-OFF LIGHTING
AND REPLACE THE OLD COBRA HEAD LIGHT POLLUTING FIXTURES. SEE THE STARS
AGAIN AS THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN!
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