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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

That was April 9th, at 19:28 UTC.  From my observatory I observed this nice slow orange shooting star.
With an estimated magnitude of -4, this is not really a fireball but a big shooting star.
I was directly sketching on a paper the stars and the meteor way between them plus the exact time, duration, color etc… I did that to send a complete report to the IMO.

I was wonder, because of the direction, if it’s not a piece of the old comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), the parent body of the Lyrid meteor shower, but it’s maybe too early in April.

 

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The day after, based on the original sketch I did this watercolor.

Michel


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:59 PM

Michel,

 

Beautiful capture between Sirius and Rigel.

Pleasant foreground too.

I really enjoy your naked-eye night sketches.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

Michel,

Another great sketch/watercolor from your gifted hand!

Based on the time, direction, and speed of the meteor, my guess would be a meteor from the anthelion source (though it could be a sporadic as well). There is a note on your IMO report that says that they will be reviewing your photo asap. 

 

Kudos again on the beautiful watercolor of this event. I'm looking forward to getting back to meteor observing myself. The weather has been terrible here lately--Springtime  in Texas (clouds and hay fever) gaah.gif

 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

Michel,

 

Very nice water color sketch smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:24 PM

That is a great sketch. If observing such a sudden event it count making notes immediately: Before our brain has the chance to change the memories. Memories are modified continuously.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:36 AM

This one! So far this is my favorite that I've seen from you! It's not just the talent you have but the great capture of a unique event.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

Michel,

 

Beautiful capture between Sirius and Rigel.

Pleasant foreground too.

I really enjoy your naked-eye night sketches.

 

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Thank you Frank, this foreground is my neigbour house and the nice free view I have to the south with a pretty walnut tree.

Michel,



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:43 PM

Michel,

Another great sketch/watercolor from your gifted hand!

Based on the time, direction, and speed of the meteor, my guess would be a meteor from the anthelion source (though it could be a sporadic as well). There is a note on your IMO report that says that they will be reviewing your photo asap. 

 

Kudos again on the beautiful watercolor of this event. I'm looking forward to getting back to meteor observing myself. The weather has been terrible here lately--Springtime  in Texas (clouds and hay fever) gaah.gif

 

Kim

Hi Kim, thank you for your comment.

I think you'r right, that was probably a anti-helion meteor, if ok, this one will be my first confirmed one.
In France we have a network of all sky camera (Fripon), like in USA and Australia, this is in production since many years now.

The question I have is why don't this network record any trace of this meteor, is the magnitude -4 not brillant enough ?
I don't really know.

Michel


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:45 PM

That is a great sketch. If observing such a sudden event it count making notes immediately: Before our brain has the chance to change the memories. Memories are modified continuously.

Thank you Uwe ! you are 100% right, you have no more than 2 minutes to sketch a trace on a paper, after that your memory is playing with your brain...

 

PS as I see that you'r moderator, I was trying to use the MultiQuote option but the system says that I reach the maximum of 4 quotes, that's new and strange ???

 

Michel



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

This one! So far this is my favorite that I've seen from you! It's not just the talent you have but the great capture of a unique event.

 

Thank you! That's a superb compliment, much appreciated!

Michel



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:26 PM

Awesome Michel, simply awesome! Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your watercolors. 



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:45 AM

Very nice, Michel. Kind of artistic like. You have skills. :)



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

Thank you to you two Susan and Norme!

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:15 AM

Yea, I am serious, but no art critic...I'd hang that on my wall. If you sign the back of it... :)



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:31 AM

Michel,

 

Thanks for sharing this beautiful and evocative watercolor--your sense of place and time is superb!  bow.gif 

 

Interestingly, I saw a bright orange fireball shoot in between Orion and Sirius the other night when I was out.  I call it a fireball because bright sparks crumbled off of it.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:38 AM

Very nice.

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:10 AM

Thank you Norme, why on the back ? lol.gif

Michel,

 

Thanks for sharing this beautiful and evocative watercolor--your sense of place and time is superb!  bow.gif

 

Interestingly, I saw a bright orange fireball shoot in between Orion and Sirius the other night when I was out.  I call it a fireball because bright sparks crumbled off of it.

Thanks Michael, much appreciated 

And.... you don't sketch it ?  Don't hesitate to draw this kind of rapid event, IMO like to receive such record.

 

Thank you Pete



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

I suppose you know the AMS, the very old and active American Meteor Society ?

This page is explaining the meteor activity outlook for this period : May 5-11, 2018 with an original image wink.gif

 

https://www.amsmeteo...-may-5-11-2018/

 

Michel


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:05 PM

I suppose you know the AMS, the very old and active American Meteor Society ?

This page is explaining the meteor activity outlook for this period : May 5-11, 2018 with an original image wink.gif

 

https://www.amsmeteo...-may-5-11-2018/

 

Michel

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