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Observation by Bill Ward: Iron/Stony Iron Meteor

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Bill Ward

Observer

Bill Ward

Observed

2020 Oct 02 - 04:06

Uploaded

2020 Dec 11 - 20:30

Objects

Meteor
Spectrum

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Constellation

Grus

Field centre

RA: 22h44m
Dec: -46°52'
Position angle: -0°27'

Field size

0°06' × 0°01'

Equipment
  • Watec 910HX/RC/12mm f0.8/830 lines/mm grating
Location

Kilwinning

Target name

Synthetic Colour High Resolution Meteor Spectrum

Title

Iron/Stony Iron Meteor

About this image

A very high resolution spectrum of an Fe/Fe stony meteor. Caught in the second order. Original spectrum has over 90 lines. Calcium, Magnesium, Iron (lots of iron), Sodium, Silicon, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium identified... and maybe Nickel. The line count continues to rise... ; - ))

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