(meteorobs) Meteorobs - skipping meteors -Addendum

Chris Peterson clp at alumni.caltech.edu
Sun Sep 16 16:15:15 EDT 2007

That's assuming the NM fireball was an Earth grazer. I'm inclined to 
think that it descended fairly low in the atmosphere and burned up. I 
had three cameras in Colorado that missed the event, but all three 
regularly pick up higher meteors over Albuquerque. I think that one or 
more of my cameras would have caught this if it had been high enough to 
be a grazer.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

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> Further thoughts... This may be a contributing factor in the recent 
> New Mexico Earth-Grazing fireball of the 13th which entered and left 
> the atmosphere at shallow angles of 20 to 25 degrees. Period of 
> visible abation changes would also relate to rotational mass of the 
> object and its velocity.
> YCSentinel

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