Re: OT - Spanish fireball video!

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 03:00:19 EST

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    > My no-nothing opinion:
    > a) Cloud coloring indicates sun below horizon in direction
    > of object (sunlit), making trail backlit and luminous.
    > b) Assuming real time video speed, pass behind clouds looks
    > about the same as would be expected from a high altitude
    > multi-engine aircraft (too slow for sat re-entry, way too
    > slow for meteor).
    
    hello Robin,
    
    You're referring to the wrong video - it shows an aircraft contrail the day
    before, not the Spanish fireball.
    The real fireball video can be seen now along with a piece of text on it on
    our DMS website: http://www.dmsweb.org
    
    The fireball is too quick to be a decay, and indeed too quick to make
    surviving meteorites likely I think.
    
    - Marco
    
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