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Fireball reports from 2011 October

(This report has been compiled from the SPA Forum entry posted by Alastair McBeath).

Here is a summary of fireballs reported to the SPA from the British Isles and nearby from 2011 October. Note that identified Draconid and Orionid fireballs near their respective maxima on October 8 and around the 21st are deliberately excluded. 

* October 22-23 brought a magnitude -4 event at 17:28 UT for a lucky witness in Hertfordshire at a public star-party. Sadly, nobody else there was looking in the right place at the key moment. 

* Around 06:00 UT on October 23-24, a bright fireball was reported from London. 

* Two sightings of another bright fireball were received from later on October 23-24, each timed to within a minute of 18:41 UT, from London and Hove. A short note featuring one can be found on the SPA's Observing Forum at: 

http://www.popastro.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=16268 . 

All additional sightings of these or other fireballs (meteors of magnitude -3 and brighter) would be welcomed by the Section.

Advice on what to record and where to report to  can be found at :


Added by:  Tony Markham