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A fireball at night, as bright as a cresent moon - 17.8.2020 at 01.46 Ikaalinen Observation number 92929

Visibility IV / V

Jarno Paananen, Tampereen Ursa

The image of the celestial camera, a little dew and a cloud above, when the stars are barely visible, Mars can be seen below it. The picture shows north at the bottom, so the direction is southeast. 10s exposure, timestamp end of exposure, no trace in previous or next image.

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Additional information
  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • Not known
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Southeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon
Technical information

ZWO ASI120MM-S, 1.25mm f / 2.0 lens, image field 180 degrees, 10s exposure.

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