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Possible meteor?

 
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May 08, 2012 06:00 |  #1

I was out doing some timelapse testing last night and when I assembled the quicktime movie, I noticed a frame was out of step. Is the streak probably a meteor?

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May 08, 2012 07:44 |  #2

I would say definitely a meteorite ! Good catch !




  
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May 08, 2012 08:52 |  #3

looks like one, nice shot




  
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May 08, 2012 09:03 |  #4

I'll echo Ron and Rick.. definitely a meteorite.




  
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May 08, 2012 09:38 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #5

Thanks guys, lucky catch! :D


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May 08, 2012 12:41 |  #6

Could be an Iridium flare (external link).


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May 08, 2012 12:47 |  #7

kb9tdj wrote in post #14399436 (external link)
Could be an Iridium flare (external link).

Is that with it being brighter in the center and less bright leading/trailing?


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May 08, 2012 12:49 |  #8

How long was each frame? It could be a flare but it would take 8-12 seconds for that much travel. If it is an Iridium Flare you may be able to see it continuing on in the frame before or after, but it would be vary faint. Cool catch either way. Just barely away from the clouds, so good timing too.




  
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May 08, 2012 12:53 |  #9

Toxic Coolaid wrote in post #14399490 (external link)
How long was each frame? It could be a flare but it would take 8-12 seconds for that much travel. If it is an Iridium Flare you may be able to see it continuing on in the frame before or after, but it would be vary faint. Cool catch either way. Just barely away from the clouds, so good timing too.

15 second exposures, 10 seconds apart so no evidence in the before/after frames.

Just a lucky catch that was running for a good hour before this frame... :cool:


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May 09, 2012 16:37 |  #10

I would agree w/meteor as well.....nice catch.


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May 11, 2012 10:41 |  #11

Probably a meteor, likely not a meteorite. The "-ite" ending means it hit the ground...


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