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Kappa Cygnid (?) fireball

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Observer
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
24/08/2018 - 02:27
Object
kappa Cygnid
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
Equipment
ASI120MM with meteor lens
Exposure
8 sec
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The only success from several hours over the last week or so. No coverage of Perseid  max due to cloud or being unavailable.

This image is not being reproduced very well on the website. The original has some of the Milky Way visible. Now adjusted in PS CS2, so hope it looks better.

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Derek Robson's picture

Excellent capture. Very glad you got this. I got it too (well, most of it, missed the start). You have a lot of background stars for astrometric measurements of the meteor.  Run it through Astrometry dot Net to plate solve it and put a grid on it. Then you can read off values of points along the meteor and use for triangulation.

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