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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon - 27.1.2020 at 03.56 Inari, Ivalo, Törmänen Observation number 87776

Visibility V / V

Panu Lahtinen, Pollux, Aalto-yliopisto

A celestial camera observation of a rather awesome fireball. Duration according to a quick check with a visible part of 10.5 s, a flash of the sky for a couple of seconds after the vanish disappears. The break in the wire is due to a tree top.

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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?
    • 11-15 seconds
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared behind an obstacle (trees, buildings or clouds)
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon
Technical information

120 s maximum stack. Samsung SCB-2000, Fujinon YV2.2x1.4A-SA2L 1.3-3.1 mm, f / 1.4

Comments: 2 pcs
Panu Lahtinen - 27.1.2020 at 20.24 Report this

Sain käpisteltyä datoja vähän pidemmälle kuin mitä päivällä oli aikaa. Kokonaiskesto näkyvällä osalla 10,3 s, ja taustataivaan valaissut välähdys on 12,7 s viirun alusta.

Pekka Kangas - 27.1.2020 at 23.00 Report this

Jäi Kiimingistä katsottuna juuri sopivasti kameran kuvakulman alle. Välähdys kuitenkin näkyi 035635-035649 välisenä aikana.  Lentosuunta pohjoisesta koilliseen. 

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