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Fireball at 22:48:55 UT last night

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Dominic Ford's picture
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Joined: 10/01/2013 - 12:42
Fireball at 22:48:55 UT last night

Did anyone else's meteor cameras catch a rather bright fireball at 22:48:55 UT last night (5 October 2021)?

It was cloudy and raining here in Cambridge, but despite that, both my meteor cameras still triggered. I imagine it would have been really spectacular if it had been clear.

In the second video, the meteor is almost entirely out of shot, but it still lit up all the raindrops on the glass, triggering a detection. I initially discarded it as junk before noticing the timing coincided with the other camera.

[Yes, I really need to get my meteor cameras integrated with other networks. Thanks to everyone for the pointers on that. It's on my to-do list. It will happen one day! :-) ]



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Joined: 12/10/2013 - 18:16
Yes, the flash triggered all

Yes, the flash triggered all of my cameras (UFO and RMS). My SE recorded it but behind thick cloud. My all sky showed that the sky was completely cloudy in Chelmsford at the time. Steve Bosley and Stan Armstrong both had clear skies and have nice images of it.

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Happy to oblige.

As it happens Dominic.. none of my cameras are Integrated into any of the Systems either.

But I have expressed an interest in a Pi..

Have scaled down the Image to Fit and I have 4frames of video for you too.. 

if you wish.. as i find they are always enjoyed by younger listeners..  if this Beauty

is to feature in your Talks as the  " One that got away"?

Sorry about the results from overloaded systems..  but it slices off easily..

As for the Brightness of the Fireballl? The Average Value estimated by all 14 observers

listed by the IMO is  -11.5..whereas those self assessed as 'more aware' is  around  -14.

I always read the sometimes very personal comments before I even do a Slow Manual Search

of my 24/7 Video of several cameras.. Hence I then look out for any features described..

Of late there have been descriptions of the 'Long' delay in the brightness fading

after the Flash.. Obviously an easy feature for me to corroborate as i only run at around 3 to 4 FPS.

Indeed.. Your 'OTGA' seemed to be 'Well Lit' for some 4seconds plus.

This indeterminate time period in an 'Integration' or Peak Value.. which obviously affected the individual awareness.. 

makes me now suspect All Meteor Estimates with a decimal place.