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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 10.8.2012 at 00.18 Espoo Observation number 6965

Visibility IV / V

Panu Lahtinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

A Perseid fireball stored in a celestial camera. While these Assholes have been showing up for a few weeks now, this is the first really bright one. Too bad I didn't see it myself, even though I was awake. Fast has seemed to be and ended up in a handsome punch.

More pictures of brighter asses here .

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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?
    • En osaa sanoa
  • 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
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • -8
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Technical information

Watec WAT-902H3, f / 1.2, 2.8 mm. 60 s maximum stack between 00.17.20 and 00.18.20 (Finnish time) Self-made control program.

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