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Meteor Video

I made a video from one of the captures by my automatic meteor camera. This is basically the raw video from the camera, with a little noise reduction and colorising the monochrome video to a blue hue. This is real time video (not slowed or sped up). I shared it because I thought it was a particularly pretty meteor.

It was a brightly moonlit night and, as you can see, partly cloudy. The bright star in the lower centre of the image is Aldebaran – the brightest in the constellation of Taurus, the bull.

The meteor analyses as part of the lambda cygnid meteor shower. This is a minor shower, possibly associated with debris from a minor comet – 2005CA. Details of this meteor (and all others observed) are in the ukmon archive.