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Nov 14, 2015 21:52 |  #1

Struck it lucky on Friday night and got this shot below, would be awesome to see what other fireballs have been captured around the world so post your fireballs here :)

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Another one from last year:

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Nov 15, 2015 01:48 |  #2

That first one looks great!


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Nov 15, 2015 13:14 |  #3

Tuesday evening, around 6:30PM, as talking to my neighbor outside in yard, saw one of the most intense FireBalls ever seen, that is on the sky of Los Angeles (that is heavily light polluted). It occurred in ESE, extending to SE. I was always going to believe we are going to see something similar to what happened in Russia not too long back! And no for those who are local, this is not in the direction of recent missile test that is completely in opposite direction.

It gets really frightening when you think of it as this being what exactly happened some 60 million years back and changed the size, shape, configuration of life totally, on the face of Earth, in a totally different presentation, so we are here today and for sure something that will happen again! But then nothing to worry more than the next tax paying date, so for now, continue on what you all are doing as per norm and don't blow up your life saving and bindings yet:)!!

Anyways, nice images and should be a good thread to grow up, hopefully. Honestly I am tired of seeing only "Milky way" and "Moon" thread all the time, in this "Astronomy & celestial" thread, otherwise the thread that is hated/neglected/voided by other photographers, when it rightly deserves a lot more.


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Nov 16, 2015 22:25 |  #4

Amazing work NCHANT.

Here are my two humble contributions. Both with taken within the past few weeks.


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Nov 18, 2015 04:09 |  #5

Nice one Tyler! That second one would have been awesome to witness! It amazes me when you see a shooting star and go 'wow, hope I got that' then you look at the screen and it's a tiny dash. Need a lot of light and fire to make them big :)


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Nov 18, 2015 15:05 as a reply to  @ NCHANT's post |  #6

Thank you! The fireball in the second one was so long and slow moving, I'll I could do was stutter out "wow" to myself. Definitely a huge rush after confirming that you captured one!


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Nov 19, 2015 11:15 |  #7

Here's a skipping one Jul 31, 2014:

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Here's a skipping one with fireball Jul 13, 2013:
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Iridium Sat flare Apr 22, 2012
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Nov 20, 2015 16:50 |  #8

Mikey: Your second image is the one that brings me back again here.
I am really surprise by the lovely spectrum of fireball color in the reflection off the water that seems is significantly enhanced by the lake's reflective surface and though not sure about the exact scientific explanation behind it, I believe its that between Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction
one did the magic here and that is immaterial as far as image is so beautiful.

Tyler: Very nice. What was your motivation when shooting? Just the night landscape or smartly knowing about the possible pre-Leonid you were lucky to actually capture some as your direction is almost correct to capture Leonid activity that was on Nov 17, just few nights back.

Last post: Oh my, ooooo my. Nice images but again that Typical Rookie classic mistake of spinning satellite (Possibly the easiest satellite to differentiate), for the Fireball or meteor and then not even once!!!
Well hopefully you wont make the same mistake again.


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Nov 23, 2015 20:23 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #9

Thank you! I was definitely out to capture some meteors. Ill live very close to Lake Michigan and the skies over the lake can be quite dark. My thoughts were that it was a Taurid being that it was so slow moving and bright but it could definitely be a Leonid as well. I'm still learning so no doubt I could be wrong!

The first photo is looking North over the lake and the second is looking southeast. I'd definitely appreciate any more input from some more knowledgeable.


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Nov 28, 2015 16:10 |  #10

Over Terlingua,Tx 11-16--15

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Nov 28, 2015 20:38 |  #11

Hi-lights from my timelapse video showing the brightest meteors that left smoke trains.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=ABPEoxNBBsI (external link)


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Nov 29, 2015 08:28 as a reply to  @ SiriusDoggy's post |  #12

well done Greg! some nice captures




  
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Dec 02, 2015 15:47 |  #13

samsen wrote in post #17791006 (external link)
Mikey: Your second image is the one that brings me back again here.
I am really surprise by the lovely spectrum of fireball color in the reflection off the water that seems is significantly enhanced by the lake's reflective surface and though not sure about the exact scientific explanation behind it, I believe its that between Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction
one did the magic here and that is immaterial as far as image is so beautiful.

Tyler: Very nice. What was your motivation when shooting? Just the night landscape or smartly knowing about the possible pre-Leonid you were lucky to actually capture some as your direction is almost correct to capture Leonid activity that was on Nov 17, just few nights back.

Last post: Oh my, ooooo my. Nice images but again that Typical Rookie classic mistake of spinning satellite (Possibly the easiest satellite to differentiate), for the Fireball or meteor and then not even once!!!
Well hopefully you wont make the same mistake again.

Hmmm, ok, so you are schooling me here ?
Clearly the first 2 images I posted are meteor fireballs, as they have color in their streak not white like satellite .... got it now?
I also clearly stated the last one IS a "Iridium Sat flare Apr 22, 2012", to show the difference.

btw, what's your expert take on this video clip?


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Dec 02, 2015 16:26 |  #14

I caught a "small bolide" last year, does that count ?

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Look towards the botton left, and you might see this:

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Dec 02, 2015 16:54 |  #15

mtbdudex wrote in post #17804987 (external link)
Hmmm, ok, so you are schooling me here ?
Clearly the first 2 images I posted are meteor fireballs, as they have color in their streak not white like satellite .... got it now?
I also clearly stated the last one IS a "Iridium Sat flare Apr 22, 2012", to show the difference.

btw, what's your expert take on this video clip?

Probably a tumbling satellite.




  
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