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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The Small Fireball Meteor Seen From Pakefield Clifftop Skywatch....

Forwarded to Alastair McBeath-SPA Meteor Section Director...
Society for Popular Astronomy
Meteor Section Fireball Report Form
Name: Colin James Watling
Site Location:
Town: Pakefield Clifftop, Lowestoft
County: Suffolk
Country: U.K
Latitude: 52 ° 27 ' 16.51 " N
Longitude: 1 ° 44 ' 11.15 "
Date / Time:
Date (Year - Month - Date): 2012 - 1 - 16
Time: 18 h 29 m 00 s
TimeZone GMT
Start of fireball's track:
80 ° altitude, 335 ° azimuth
h m s RA ° Dec
End of fireball's track:
60 ° altitude, 340 ° azimuth
h m s RA ° Dec
Apparent speed: 3
Visible duration (in seconds): 5
If the object was visible for more than 10 seconds it may not have been a fireball.
Train Details: Bright flaring but no train or tail
Sounds: Nothing heard
Fragmentation: No Fragmentation
Colours: Mainly White
Magnitude Estimate: 5
Additional comments: Seen at the Lyra Skywatch Stargazing night at Pakefield clifftops Lowestoft in conjunction with Stargazing live on BBC2-I would say Magnitude +5 Naked eye seeing conditions-almost 70 people came along and possibly 100 for the whole night-great night of skywatching and really enjoyable (made up for the cold and frost) plenty to see enjoyed by all.
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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