British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

Home Forums Meteors
Terms of use

Fireball event 23:35 UT 18 Nov 2019

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
Derek Robson's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 11 hours ago
Joined: 04/12/2017 - 02:41
Fireball event 23:35 UT 18 Nov 2019

My Watec 902H2 S camera (6 mm lens) picked up this (almost bolide?) event last night, low down in the south west sky as viewed from my Loughborough location.  Software estimated brightness was magnitude -6.3.  It exploded and split into two bright fragments.

A R Pratt's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 26 min ago
Joined: 04/03/2014 - 14:01
Fireball event 23:35 UT 18 Nov 2019

Hi Derek,

A spectacular one!

I didn't catch it on my cameras, but that's expected because our fields don't overlap. I've asked the NEMETODE group if any other stations recorded it.

Fingers crossed.

      Alex.

Americo Watkins's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 11/03/2014 - 13:12
Good capture

 Derek,

a nice capture.  I've just acquired similar equipment with the help of William Stewart and I'm in the process of setting it up. I  Just need  to get a nice focus, and settings but the weather is against me at the moment.

Hope to join the team any night now

Eric

Derek Robson's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 11 hours ago
Joined: 04/12/2017 - 02:41
Good capture

Eric

Thanks.  William built and tested my equipment.  With William's expert help, you should have no problem. Wishing you all the best for your first fireball capture. 

Derek