3:27:00 AM

Tucson Bolide Update...ELP Captures 11/28/10 Tucson Fireball

ELP Allsky Reports: After a thorough search of archived imagery, I'm happy to report that the El Paso Station/Sandia Allsky Camera did capture the Tucson AZ bolide which blazed across SE Arizona skies at 23:52:15 MST 11/28/10 (06:52:15 UTC 11/29/10). In the full composite w/compass, the meteor appears at roughly 255 degrees and flashes at roughly 259 degrees. This event is of particular interest to me as I was in Tucson at the time and witnessed it firsthand. I now estimate the magnitude of the meteor during flight at -13 with a terminal burst magnitude of possibly as high as -14. Again, I heard no sonics, i.e. electrophonics nor sonic booms. Below are composite flight images and a movie of the event as seen from the El Paso Allsky Camera. I'm hoping for additional images and videos from allsky cameras in Tucson shortly and will update this blog as/if they become available. SE Arizona residents who saw this meteor event are encouraged to email me at wxtx01@gmail.com and file a report with the AMS at http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball/report.html

1:30:00 AM

Geminids Meteor Shower: 'Up All Night' With NASA!

NASA Press Release...
The 2010 Geminid meteor shower promises to be lively, with realistic
viewing rates of 50-80 meteors per hour and potential peaks reaching 120  meteors per ...(more)...
Also visit NASA's new meteor detection weblog "FIREBALLS" at http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/ and click on live view to see the latest image from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville Alabama Facility.

1:20:00 AM

Meteor Research News...New Mexico State University to become hub for allsky camera detections...



What are we building?

  • Cameras: Uplooking wide-field, video
  • Network: Volunteer nodes (100+?) in continental US
  • Server: Central server at NMSU to correlate and catalog events (meteor and manmade)


Investigate, improve, and expand a ground-based all-sky camera network necessary for (more)...