Bright visual mag -5.9 fireball over Scotland last night. Abs mag at least -9. Asteroidal in origin, travelled about 50km over NE Scotland between Aviemore and Dufftown.
Unfortunately going too fast I think – entry velocity 24 km/s, slowed down to ~15km/s before disintegrating at ~35km, so not much chance of ground debris which anyway would probably have gone into the sea north of Elgin.
We are getting a lot more coverage of Scotland now, several cameras onboarded in the last few months and more to come.
Those are mostly ASE cameras that we’ve been adding. At an abs mag of almost -9, that’s brighter than the brightest from 2022, caught by my UK006E during the Perseids at -6.77.
During this period, 26054 single station detections were collected by cameras in EdinburghW. including 22672 sporadics. 2955 of the detections matched with other stations. Orbit and trajectory solutions were calculated for these matches. The brighest up to ten confirmed matches are shown below.
Saw it outside and then found it on the meteor camera. Data from UKMON:
shower ID 7 PER (Perseids)
Lg 50.74° Bg 38.96° Vg 58.81km/s
mass 0.54304g, abs. mag -4.4
best visual mag -2.0
start -1.44° 55.83° 123.61km
end -1.97° 55.55° 85.49km
Semimajor axis 16.25A.U., eccentricity 0.94,
inclination 112.52°, Period 65.48Y,
LA Sun 128.41°, last Perihelion 2022-07-12
Last updated: 2022-09-22 14:04:09 During this period, 4616 single station detections were collected by cameras in EdinburghW. including 3956 sporadics. 654 of the detections matched with other stations. Orbit and trajectory solutions were calculated for these matches. The brighest up to ten confirmed matches are shown below.