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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 12.9.2015 at 00.22 Helsinki Observation number 42470

Visibility III / V

When I left, I switched from 14m to Samyang's 50m. From the hazy garden, I also changed the location of the northern lights to the edge of the artificial turf field. Then a little bit of luck, small particles from the Sun and a little chunk were needed to drop into the atmosphere.

Edit. In the second image, I first try to bring out the dim parts of the track as well, but as a result I lost the brightness variation of the bright part, which was more visible in the original. Control Lightroom's split tone with shadows and bright parts in different colors to emphasize brightness differences. NOTE! So the fireball did NOT look as pretty as the triangle picture shows.

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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?
    • Less than a second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About 1/3 from the zenith towards the horizont
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Technical information

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm, ISO 500, F 3.2, 4 sec

Comments: 2 pcs
Mauri Korpi - 12.9.2015 at 10.19 Report this

Hyvin väännetty tuo kolmonen, värisävyt tulee hienosti esiin.

Jesse Kyytinen - 12.9.2015 at 11.27 Report this

Sama tulipallo näkyi myös Jyväskylässä, tällä kertaa sain sen kuvaankin.

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