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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 10:28 AM

This is always nice to see this type of meteor.

It's a rich year for me, I sketch one big shooting star and two fireballs in 2018.

In the Sept 5th morning, while looking to Orion to find some variables to be estimated I got this nice surprise.  A quick magnitude -8 anthelion fireball.

Here too as discussed somewere else the sketch is very helpfull, more than a photo.  You just have to have a paper and a pencil.  It's just so easy to trace the meteor on the star field and record the exact time.

 

For information here's the original sketch made on the field (from my observatory)

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And here the watercolor, this one was ofcourse done while in my workshop on 300gr watercolor paper based on the sketch I did just after the event.

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Ofcourse I did a report to yhe IMO / AMS about this, maybe I will not be a lonely observer wink.gif

Hope you will have soon the opportunity to see this nice event too.

Clear sky to you all

Michel


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:05 AM

Michel,

 

Nice sketch of An anthelion fireball smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:46 AM

Excellent job on both your sketching and your painting, as always. You are a true artist! waytogo.gif

 

I feel as though I was sitting in your observatory next to you, watching the event unfold in real time with my own two eyes.

 

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us! It is truly appreciated.



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:17 PM

Mchel,

 

A superb morning capture. Great looking fireball. Lovely watercolor with Orion rising for the telescope to view.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:55 PM

Michel, beautiful sketch and I thank you as I have learned a new word “anthelion” as it relates to meteors. How spectacular to see this in the sky and not be expecting it!

 

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#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:44 AM

Thank you Cindy, Frank and Martin, and the 16 who like my observation and illustration, this is much appreciated believe me!

We are only 3 of us observing this meteor, not bad but not enough to make a triangulation, however an event is as always setup in IMO, here's the link:

http://fireballs.imo...event/2018/3464

 

So never forget to post all big shooting star via the IMO forms!

 

Michel



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:54 PM

You are so talented!  I love this one!

Regards,

Randolph




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