Re: (meteorobs) Cloudy fireball detections!
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Ed Majden wrote:
> Has anyone ever recorded a short duration, (a few second), increase
> in sky brightness during a period when skies are overcast? A very bright
> fireball above a cloud layer should create such a phenomenon I would think!
The all-sky video camera I operated (will start again at some point) did
record some fireball cloud "flashes". These were identified by visual
examination of the video tapes after a bright fireball was reported.
Nowadays I would use Sirko Molau's MetRec, which would automatically record
such an event as a "FLASH". I cannot stress too highly how impressive this
software is. See the May S&T for more details, or the IMO Video web site.
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