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Observation by Alex Pratt: 20211122_050132 - an Earthgrazing meteor...

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Alex Pratt

Observer

Alex Pratt

Observed

2021 Nov 22 - 05:01

Uploaded

2021 Nov 23 - 10:51

Objects

Meteor

Equipment
  • Watec 902H2 Ultimate video camera
  • 6mm f/0.75 lens
  • UFO Capture, Analyser
Exposure

25 frames/sec

Location

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

20211122_050132 - an Earthgrazing meteor?

Title

20211122_050132 - an Earthgrazing meteor?

About this image

My Leeds_SE (UFO Capture) camera recorded this slow, long-pathed meteor, taking 10.5s to traverse its field, passing through Leo, travelling from upper left to lower right. It was also captured on my UK000J (RMS) camera, but Leeds_SE gave a clearer video of detailed flaring in its tail

20211122_050132 - NEMETODE - YouTube

The software estimated its magnitude at -0.4 as it entered the cameras' fields, so its peak magnitude could have been brighter.

A provisional multi-station result (combining data with Nick James) gives its ground track passing over Hull and to the west of Birmingham. During these 10.5s it travelled 160 km, slowly descending from an altitude of 79 km to 64 km. (One of Nick's cameras recorded its total flight of over 20s).

The object had a radiant near Altair, Aquila.

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