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A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon - 12.11.2022 at 19.06 Pieksämäki Observation number 110704

Visibility III / V

Nice 5 second one. With the sensitive Watt 905h camera, downright dazzling,

I made such a slightly cropped GIF from skypatrol data, the brightest flare confuses recognition.

Slightly more accurate with ASI294mc camera (16mm F2Samyang)

EDIT: After all, the pictures also showed smoke from the fireball that lasted for about 15 minutes. I added a cropped and processed gif (faster and slower). It is interesting that the brightest flare did not come from a plume of smoke, but from the beginning of the flight.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • 5 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the horizon towards the zenith
Comments: 3 pcs
Matti Helin - 12.11.2022 at 21.20 Report this


Mikko Peussa - 12.11.2022 at 21.23 Report this

Hienon setin sait aikaan komeasta tulipallosta!

Tero Sipinen - 1.1.2023 at 15.46 Report this

Komea tapaus. Ja jännä tosiaan tuo savuvana vain alkuosasta.

Kysymys tuosta kakkoskuvan giffistä: miksi tuollainen osaruutu- / kumulatiivinen (mutta ei maksimi) -animaatio? Liittyykö jotenkin Skypatrolin automaattitunnistukseen? Toimiiko niin, että talteen jää vain koosteruutu täydessä koossa ja tunnistuksen automaattirajatut pikkuruudut?

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