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Perseid Fireball


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About this observation
Bill W
Time of observation
10/08/2010 - 23:44
Perseid Fireball
Observing location
Boca Tauce, Tenerife
Canon 350D
8.5mm f3.5
ISO 800
60 seconds

An exceptional Perseid fireball, August 2010. Mag ~ -10 maybe brighter, certainly lit the ground. Radiant was very low so this came in at a very shallow angle.

Unfortunately the Islands were being swamped in Calima, dust from the Sahara. I've tried to improve the look a little but all of my pics from this expedition had an awful yellow cast due to the dust.

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