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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 22.9.2022 at 05.01 Vesanto Observation number 109435

Visibility III / V

Timo Kuhmonen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

The fireball spotted by Vesanto's northern cameras last night. The stick hit both cameras. The direction is roughly estimated between north and northwest.

Timestamps below according to kamera2. The total duration will probably be a little longer than this, maybe 0.5s more. The first part of the flight was hidden behind the branches, at the end it seemed as if you could see through the cloud cover.
start, 02:01:40.4 UT
end, 02:01:42.5 UT

Radio observations (Pirttikoski, OH9SIX, 50.417MHz) did not find a clear echo of this...



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Additional information
  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 2 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
Technical information

Watec 910, Tamron 4-12mm/f1.2, UFO Capture v2

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