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Observation by Derek Robson: Fireball 24 Aug 2018

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Derek Robson

Observer

Derek Robson

Observed

2018 Aug 24 - 01:27

Uploaded

2018 Aug 27 - 19:34

Objects

Meteor

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Constellation

Grus

Field centre

RA: 22h44m
Dec: -46°49'
Position angle: -0°02'

Field size

0°08' × 0°06'

Equipment
  • Watec 902H2S
Location

Loughborough

Target name

Suspected kappa Cygnid fireball

Title

Fireball 24 Aug 2018

About this image

Single image from Watec 902H2S video capture pointing SW, ~30 degrees up.  Analysed by UFO Analysis software (Sonotaco), result suggests/indicates kappa Cygnid, magnitude minus 4.  FOVH ~57 deg.

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Graham Winstanley
Graham Winstanley, 2018 Aug 27 - 20:41 UTC

Nice capture.

The time and appearance match my image, so confirms that this was a kappa Cygnid. I have made a submission through the online fireball reporting system. Awaiting the results with interest.

Regards, Graham

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