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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 28.9.2014 at 01.33 Kouvola, Kimolan kanava Observation number 31351

Visibility III / V

Samuli Ikäheimo, Lahden Ursa

While driving in the countryside in the summer, a nice-looking shooting and observation place from the village of Iitti Vuolenkoski, on the Kimola canal, became a nice place to shoot. At the end of September, they came to explore the place.

When I got to the scene at night, I decided to take the first test shot right next to the car, just to get some smell from the environment before the night vision improved.

That is, the camera's sensitivity is high, the aperture is full, and the exposure is 13 seconds.

During the short exposure, the sky had already circled in the sky and a star flight in the eastern horizon in the constellation of Orion did not flash just before the shutter closed.

It also seemed to stick well to the cell despite a fairly wide angle of view.

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  • Accuracy of the given observation time?
    • Maximum of 1 minutes difference possible
  • How long time did you see the fireball fly in the sky?
    • Less than a second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball faded away
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • East
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • Low near the horizon
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
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Canon EOS 6D, EF 15 / 2.8

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