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A fireball at night, brigter than the venus - 12.8.2018 at 01.43 Ruovesi Observation number 76785

Visibility III / V

Based on the weather, I set off the night before Saturday and Sunday to marvel at the Persians. Instead of rotating the camera on previous occasions, I set the equipment to shoot in the same direction all the time. With the remote control, I locked the bottom of the burst to take 20-second exposures. This fireball happened to hit just in place in addition to a few dimmer meteors. It was nicer live than what grabbed the cell. The color green and the "tail" glowed in the sky for another moment. Northern lights were also visible in the dim background. The illuminating night clouds in the lower right corner of the main picture were only recorded when I left, around half past three. The brightest I've seen so far. One could say that an excellent start to this dark season.

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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?
    • 1 second
  • How the flight of the fireball ended?
    • The fireball disappeared suddenly
  • In which direction the fireball disappeared out of sight?
    • Northwest
  • In which altitude the bolide disappeared from your sight?
    • About half way between the horizon and the zenith
  • Brightness of the fireball
    • A fireball at night, brighter than the Venus
Comments: 3 pcs
Lauri Kumpulainen - 14.8.2018 at 07.34 Report this

Mahtava kuva tuo ensimmäinen!

Tauluksi vaan, jos vain resoluutio riittää.

Petri Kangasniemi - 14.8.2018 at 14.43 Report this

Kiitoksia vaan! Kyllähän siitä riittävän ison pitäis saada tulostettua.

Mikko Peussa - 14.8.2018 at 20.17 Report this

Kolme hienoa kohdetta samassa ruudussa. Näyttävää.

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