(meteorobs) "Whizzer" - magnified and dissected

Thomas Ashcraft ashcraft at heliotown.com
Mon Jan 2 12:15:11 EST 2012

As an exercise I magnified the New Years's Eve fireball over New Mexico 
and made versions playing both radio audio channels of forward scatter 
radio reception in stereo followed by mono versions.

Although the visual image is somewhat crude it does show the plasma 
trail and general shape of the plasma envelope.  There is also 
definition in the radio reflection.

It would be nice to have a research-grade optical quality glass dome 
that the camera images through instead of the dense acrylic dome which 
is somewhat distorting.

This fireball was a "whizzer."

4 MB movie  .mp4

Thomas in New Mexico

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