A most unusual meteor spectrum

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Alex Pratt

Hi Bill,

The meteor was also recorded by Andy McCrea (Bangor, NI). He and Michael O’Connell analysed his video clip. My single-station analysis was a good match for a Perseid, but our 2-station result suggests it was a sporadic of absolute mag -2.5 from a radiant in northern Cam with a Vg of 50.6 km/s.

Its short path length of 12 km and our non-optimal viewing geometry only give a Q1-quality solution, so there’s some uncertainty in its computed orbit. I’ll let you know if more data are forthcoming.

Clear skies,