Leonids fireball

This year the Leonid meteor shower didn't seem to be too impressive (see Davep and Ian for redux). Although I didn't see anything due to overcast skies where I was, Megan reports that a few people in the UK did catch an impressive fireball both visually and by radio observations. There are independent observations from Megan, David Entwistle and Andy Smith which all show radio reflections from a fireball trail at about 01:30 UTC on 19th November 2006. David Entwistle also appears to have seen this visually saying that it got to magnitude -8 and left a persistent train. Cool.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 23rd Nov 2006 (13:58 CET) | Permalink
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