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2016-04-13 21:25:57 UT: small fireball in Ursa Major

EN-98 Fireballs Posted on Sun, April 17, 2016 12:20:26

In the evening of April 13, 2016 my all sky camera snapped this small fireball.

Picture 1. April 13, 2016 fireball. Click on the image for a larger version.

Picture 2. Crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 13-04-2016
Period UT: 21:24:30 – 21:25:59
Time UT: 21:25:57 (CAMS recording Alphen aan den Rijn)
Classification: SPO
Constellation: UMA
Brightness: -4
Simultaneously: EN-92, EN-94, EN-95, EN-97, VSB, Alphen aan den Rijn



2016-03-27 03:35:03 UT: small fireball captured with all sky camera and CAMS 351 camera

EN-98 Fireballs Posted on Sun, April 17, 2016 12:11:19

Picture 1. Small fireball captured with both all sky camera and CAMS 351 camera. Click on picture for a larger version.

Picture 2. Image of same meteor captured with CAMS 351.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 28-03-2016
Period UT: 03:34:30 – 03:35:59
Time UT: 03:35:03
Classification: SPO
Constellation: DRA
Brightness: -2 or -3
Simultaneously:



2016-03-27 21:53:15 UT: small Antihelion fireball

EN-98 Fireballs Posted on Sun, April 17, 2016 12:07:02

A small Antihelion fireball was captured op March 27, 2016.

Picture 1. Antihelion meteor in the constellation of Leo.

Picture 2. Crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 27-03-2016
Period UT: 21:52:30 – 21:53:59
Time UT: 21:53:16 (video recording Gronau)
Classification: ANT
Constellation: LEO
Brightness: -3
Simultaneously: VSB, Alphen aan den Rijn, EN-92



2016-03-25 23:00:45 UT: very bright fireball

EN-98 Fireballs Posted on Sun, April 17, 2016 11:54:30

A very bright fireball with a possible meteorite impact appeared above Belgium on April 25, 23:00:45 UT and was also captured with myy all sky camera. Unfortunately, only the first 50-60% was captured before it disappeared behind the trees….

Picture 1: March 25, 23:00:45 UT…. Click on the image for a larger version.

Picture 2. Crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 25-03-2016
Period UT: 22:59:30 – 23:00:59
Time UT: 23;00:45 (video recording Oostkapelle)
Classification: ANT?
Constellation: HYD
Brightness: -8
Simultaneously: EN-94, EN-95, EN-97, VSB



2016-03-17 03:16:55 UT: St Patricks Fireball

EN-98 Fireballs Posted on Sun, April 17, 2016 11:43:29

On March 17, 03:16:55 UT a very bright and spectaculair fireball appeared above the United Kingdom. A full report with many video recording: http://meteornews.org/st-patricks-day-fireball-united-kingdom/

After a close inspection of the images my all sky camera took that night I found this fireball. It was visible throught the branches of the trees low in the west. Not as spectaculair as the video recording, but it was captured with my all sky camera. Distance about 500 km!

Picture 1. Throught the branches of the trees, St Patricks Fireball. Click on the image for a larger version.

Picture 2. Crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 17-03-2016
Period UT: 03:16:00 – 03:17:29
Time UT: 03:16:55 UT (video recordings from United Kingdom)
Classification: ANT?
Constellation: LEO/HYD
Brightness: -8
Simultaneously: EN-94, EN-97, VSB



2016-03-01 02:07 UT: small sporadic fireball

EN-98 Fireballs Posted on Sun, April 17, 2016 11:28:07

Small fireball captured on March 1, 2016 at 02:07 UT

Picture 1. Small fireball in the constellation of Cepheus. Click on the image for a larger version.

Picture 2. Crop of previous image.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Sigma 4.5 mm F2.8 EX DC Circulair fish eye
Timer Controller: Canon TC80N3
Exposure time: 89s
Interval: 1 s
ISO: 400
F: 4,0
Date: 01-03-2016
Period UT: 02:06:30-02:07:59
Time UT: Unknown
Classification: SPO
Constellation: CEP
Brightness: -4
Simultaneously: EN-94, EN-95, VSB