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Observation by James Dawson: Fireball

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James Dawson

Observer

James Dawson

Observed

2018 Aug 10 - 20:36

Uploaded

2018 Aug 11 - 16:08

Equipment
  • Canon 6d
  • 14mm Samyang lens
Exposure

15 second exposure, ISO 1600, f/4

Location

Cotgrave, Nottingham

Title

Fireball

About this image

Very slow moving meteor, I counted 5-6 seconds, but it spanned two frames on my DSLR which I've merged together and calculated it would have been visible for nearer 10 seconds. Had a very fiery orange glow and a prominent burning tail. I've labeled the stars and plotted the path as observed from my location. Several reports of a fireball on the IMO website at the same time. I wonder if it was space junk of some description. Looks very unimpressive in this widefield image.

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