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Fireball Partial Capture, 


            Jan Curtis

Technical card

Resolution: 4116x2676

Date:Feb. 26, 2014

Time: 09:36

Focal length: 180

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8

Locations: Eldorado (6767' elev), @ Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States


10 seconds into this 80 sec shot, a -5 magnitude fireball was captured (partially) at ~9:36PM MST. The first quarter of the path that lasted 3 to 4 secs is seen here. Estimated flight path of 30 degrees. Moving from Leo Minor to Ursa Major. Ramped up to -2 magnitude quickly and terminated at -5 near Mizar. Vapor train lasted for about 8 minutes. This image is 6x80s, iso 1000, 180mm lens @ f/3.2.



Jan Curtis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Fireball Partial Capture, 


            Jan Curtis