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zephyr46
2004-Nov-18, 04:16 AM
From A/CC (http://www.hohmanntransfer.com/news.htm) news about Minor Objects.

This meteor captured by the Cloudbait Observatory allsky camera (http://www.cloudbait.com/science/fireball20041116.html)

http://www.cloudbait.com/science/20041116_204502_00100_anim.gif

there is some dicussion about how the ConCam (http://nightskylive.net/) network is more about observing sky conditions, though it does capture the occasional meteor.

It is one of the more interesting sites in naked eye astronomy, seeing a meteor, and always interesting to catch it on film.

astromark
2004-Nov-25, 08:50 PM
Dont this look like an Iridium flare...

Betelgeuse
2004-Nov-25, 09:23 PM
I don't think so....well, maybe just a little!

Take a look at this picture of an iridium flare here (http://www.randybrewer.net/images/FCT150-Images/Iridium-Flare.jpg).

Not quite the same shape though. It's an interesting comparisson!

damienpaul
2004-Nov-27, 08:58 AM
Thank you for the comparison pic Rigel, I am inclined to agree with you, the shape does not appear to be the same.