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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 14.12.2014 at 19.30 Vaasa Observation number 31957

Visibility III / V

Timo Alanko, Vaasan Andromeda

Andromeda in Vaasa celebrated its 25th anniversary by organizing an audience show under the auspices of the Geminids.

The camera was on a serial fire trying to get star flights to be recorded. The weather was pretty challenging, and filming the Geminids turned out to be challenging as well. Did not want the brightness enough. Even the clouds weighed on and I was already going to turn off the camera. Luckily I didn't have time :).

There was enough brightness at this subject. The direction was pretty much north to south. The colors stood out even with the eye bringing the image light blue. Some red also.

The crowd also came in delightfully. Overall, the evening was a real success.

Edit. I added yet another picture of the basic geminide that evening. A little wrestling in a different series :)

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 15 min 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 faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • South
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Almost directly over my head
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Technical information

Canon EOS 1100D, iOptron Skytracker. Samyang 8mm, 30s exposure. Image field width 167 degrees.

Comments: 4 pcs
Marko Pekkola - 14.12.2014 at 22.45 Report this

Upea geminidi! Hieno havainto Vaasan Andromedan tapahtumasta.

Jesse Kyytinen - 14.12.2014 at 22.56 Report this

Aivan huikea kuva! HIenosti loistaa tulipallo pilvien läpi

Timo Alanko - 14.12.2014 at 23.16 Report this

Kiitos! Tuskin tuollaista kovin monesti osuu omalle kohdalle.

Kaj Höglund - 15.12.2014 at 13.36 Report this

Upea! Onneksi olkoon!

Yleisö pääsi myös nauttimaan tästä "Vaasan Andromedan 25-vuotisilotulituksesta".

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