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#126 LeoUK

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Posted 20 January 2024 - 06:40 PM

Thanks Eric.

 

Forgot to mention that the footage also shows visible fragmentation, but I guess you noticed that anyway - it's quite obvious in the slow-mo/zoom.

 

We're also back to the cloud (and rain/high winds) here now, but looks like there might be a couple of viable nights over the next week. Like you, there has not really been an opportunity since the Gems. Hope you get some breaks in the cloud there!


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 05:14 PM

Congratulations on making "Fireball of the Week" on the IMO Eric!

 

Still mostly stuck with cloud here, although on the plus side we are close to completing on the house sale, if it doesn't fall through at the last minute once again.


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#128 EricTheCat

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 09:07 PM

Congratulations on making "Fireball of the Week" on the IMO Eric!

 

Still mostly stuck with cloud here, although on the plus side we are close to completing on the house sale, if it doesn't fall through at the last minute once again.

Thanks!  Also thank you for the heads up.  This was the first I heard about it!  

 

Good luck on your house sale.  I know it can be an ordeal.

 

I've had a good number of clear nights but was mostly concentrating on deep space.  I did get one meteor Saturday morning while making a time-lapse of the milky way rising/trying for meteors, happened to also catch the ISS and Tiangong.  Time lapse here, zooms in to the meteor at the end: https://youtu.be/SnyltpgMbTo

 

I did see a fireball the evening of 2/11 and reported it.  I was pouring a glass of water when I saw through my window a bright green meteor low in the East.  It lasted about 5 seconds.  13 others reported it too.  https://fireball.ams.../event/2024/837

 

Thanks again for the heads up about making "Fireball of the week"!


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Posted 21 February 2024 - 02:03 PM

You're welcome Eric, and thanks to you too.

 

It'll be a relief to get the thing sold, and start looking for the new home!

 

Glad to hear you are getting some clear skies over there, and even managing to catch a visual fireball. I noticed that the fireball was not far from the Great Lakes - not sure if it's just me, but over the years that general area seems to have got more that it's fair share of big fireballs. Worth pointing a camera in that direction perhaps. It shouldn't be the case, but it almost seems like larger fireballs are drawn to water/coastal areas - they seem to cluster south of me as well, over the south coast and the Bristol Channel especially.

 

Nice timelapse BTW!



#130 EricTheCat

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Posted 21 February 2024 - 07:00 PM

I wonder if it is because coastal areas provide an unobstructed view.

 

Thanks!  I am pretty thrilled that the core of the milky way is entering the morning skies. 

 

I am hoping I get a few chances to set up for meteors during the next new moon cycle.  That is the last one before the new moon of the eclipse so I will be pretty busy getting ready for that.



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Posted 22 February 2024 - 08:09 PM

The same thought also crossed my mind, but if you look where the witnesses are, most tend to be many km away from water, so I don't think that has anything directly to do with it, although perhaps those areas generally tend to get less cloud?

 

Funnily enough there's been another big one in that area a night or two back.I still think its just my own bias/seeing patterns that aren't really there, but it would be interesting the fireball data from over the years combined with a map. Also one here seen by many, but in the other "hot spot" to my NE, where my cameras can't get to!

 

Good luck with the clouds going in to the next Moon cycle!


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Posted 24 February 2024 - 10:01 AM

On a recent overnight flight from LAX-Copenhagen I was shooting a timelapse hoping for northern lights, but there was very little action. I did capture a couple of meteors though...

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Posted 26 February 2024 - 04:49 PM

Hi everyone

Recorded meteorite from last night. Krakow area, Poland. Link to the recording on YouTube. Regards 

 

https://youtu.be/CWbAzMR_nVM

 

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 05:33 AM

Taken at Anza Borrego a few years ago during a milky way timelapse

Milky Way and Meteor in Anza Borrego

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#135 EricTheCat

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 09:53 AM

Taken at Anza Borrego a few years ago during a milky way timelapse

Great composition for meteors!


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#136 EricTheCat

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Posted 02 March 2024 - 09:55 AM

Caught a few meteors this morning.  No great fireballs and of course 2 of the better ones were in trees or clouds.

 

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Clear skies,
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Posted 05 March 2024 - 07:02 PM

The second looks like a small fireball at least to me. Good catch!

 

Still slim pickings over here although I did get a few hours in a couple of nights back. No luck though. The good news is that the house sold. Just need to find somewhere else now!

 

There is someone looking for you over here BTW (regarding lenses).


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Posted 07 March 2024 - 09:19 AM

The second looks like a small fireball at least to me. Good catch!

 

Still slim pickings over here although I did get a few hours in a couple of nights back. No luck though. The good news is that the house sold. Just need to find somewhere else now!

 

There is someone looking for you over here BTW (regarding lenses).

Thanks!

 

Congrats on selling the house!  Good luck on your search.  I hope you get some nice skies at your new place.

 

Got several meteors the night before last.  No great ones.  Was using my East view since I had power run there for imaging the comet low in the West with the telescope.  This was the brightest of the bunch.

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 08:24 AM

Caught an interesting one the night before last.  Very distant but still showing interesting detail that close to the horizon.

 

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Got a couple decent ones last night that are still importing.  Will get to those when I can.  I also have a lot of comet data to process. smile.gif

 


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Posted 10 March 2024 - 06:24 PM

One of the better ones from last night.  Of course it was cut off.

 

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Posted 12 March 2024 - 07:14 AM

A couple from the night before last.  No brilliant fireballs but I like the green one.

 

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Posted 05 April 2024 - 04:11 PM

A meteor from this morning with a new lens, Sigma 24mm art. 

 

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