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Perseid meteor 20190808 00:42:32


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About this observation
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
08/08/2019 - 00:42
Perseid meteor 20190808 00:42:32
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Watec 910HX video camera
Computar 8mm f/0.8 lens
UFO Capture
UFO Analyser
UFO Orbit
25 frames per sec (50 fields per sec)

The Perseids are building up to their maximum during the early hours of Aug 13 and the current weather system is allowing us some tempting glimpses of the display.

This meteor was captured as it dived down past the Keystone in Her. (The image has been rotated 180 degrees). Single-station analysis of the video clip gave it an apparent mag of -3.5. William Stewart also recorded it from Ravensmoor, Cheshire as a mag -5 meteor. Combining our data confirmed it was a Perseid with an absolute mag of -5, a fireball class event with a very bright terminal flash and a persistent glowing train.

Fingers crossed for some clear intervals during the next few nights.

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