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Double peaked meteor


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About this observation
Jeremy Shears
Time of observation
09/05/2018 - 02:10
Double peaked meteor
Observing location
Bunbury, Cheshire
Watec 902H2 ultimate videocam
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My automatic video camera caught this double-peaked sporadic meteor, that is to say a meteor with two peaks of brightness during its passage through the Earth's atmosphere. The UFO Analyser software actually identifies it as two separate meteors, but I am certain it's a single object as it appears in every frame of the video. I've captured a few "double-peakers" before, but none quite as extreme as this one!

The meteor was travelling from top right to bottom left. 

This is from my north-facing meteorcam.

There is a discussion on double-peaked meteors on the BAA Forum.


A R Pratt's picture

Hi Jeremy,

It looks like my NW camera recorded the same event, although the meteor was near the edge of my FoV, so unfortunately I only recorded one of the trails.



(It won't let me add the pic here. I'll try on the Forum).

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