Co-observed meteor

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Bill Ward
Participant

Hi,

A first (as far as I know) for UK meteor observing early this morning. Working with some of the Nemetode group I finally caught a meteor that was also captured with the Nemetode observers’ camera (David, just outside Girvan). This is a great step forward as it means we can now have orbital AND compositional information for meteors.

Here is my capture frame:

 

And here is Davids image:

 

Doing the usual spectrum processing reveals very strong Magnesium and Sodium emmisions but there are also bands of iron in the spectrum. So it looks like this was a stony iron meteor, thus:

and the usual colour treatment:

There is the possibilty that it was caught from another location which would give a much better orbital fit. Hopefully Dennis will have re positioned his camera.

It’s all good stuff :-))

cheers.

Bill.