Re: Re-entry of 17078B / 43040 seen from South America

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:49:55 +0100
Hi Ted,

The 17078B/43040 fireball was captured by an all sky camera on Cerro
Paranal, where the European Southern Observatory operates the Very
Large Telescope (VLT).

The all sky camera (MASCOT:,
shows the fireball on an exposure starting at 05:27:43UT with a 90s
exposure. The trail of the fireball follows the right track across the
sky (below the Southern Cross), though a few minutes early on the
earliest JSpOC elset predictions.

The original MASCOT FITS file can be downloaded from this link:,
while a PNG plot is here:
The fireball track is in the top right while the white line from the
middle right are the laser guide stars of the VLT.

Cerro Paranal is at 24.6276 deg South, 70.4051 deg east, at an
elevation of 2648m.

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