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A fireball at night, brighter than the venus - 14.8.2022 at 23.44 Ulvila Observation number 109468

Visibility III / V

Kalle Luotola, Porin Karhunvartijat

I tried to photograph the heart fog and the soul fog, and in that noise, this fireball, possibly the Perseid, was recorded on the camera. I didn't see this particular fireball, but an interesting looking one fading and brightening again.

The fix: Probably a satellite or some other man-made space debris. I checked the clock on the camera and it advances for about 3 minutes. It would be interesting if that Viiru cause could survive.



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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • 5 min difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • Not known
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • I did not see the end of the fireball
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northeast
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
Technical information

The camera is a modified Canon EOS 600D with a Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x macro lens that is apochromatic. Sky-Watcher eq5 pro as stand.

Comments: 1 pcs
Tero Sipinen - 24.9.2022 at 00.18 Report this

Tämä viiru näyttää hyvin vahvasti satelliitilta (mahdollisesti hajonneelta, kun noin epäsäänöllisesti on kirkastunut).

Yritin löytää sopivaa Heavensatilla ja vaikka hyvin läheltä tuota kohtaa on mennyt kolmekin hyvää ehdokasta (Fengyun 1c deb, Meteor 2-5 deb ja Iridium 33 deb) niin minkään rata ei ihan täysin täsmännyt. Kaikissa nimen perässä "deb" (debris) joka sekin olisi kompanut oletusta epäsäänöllisesti pyörivästä kapaleesta. Mutta nyt ei löytynyt luotettavaa tunnistusta.

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