Extremely large bolide and its trail

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
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On May 11, 2013 at 3:03 a.m. we could see an extremely large bolide ( no less than -10 mag.). It has illuminated the landscape for about 4-5 sec. at the brightness of the quarter Moon. The bolide was catched by the our time-lapse camera (Canon 40 d, left on the image above). After about 15 sec. we managed to photograph the remaining bolide's trail with the Canon 60 Da camera w. 200 mm lens (second and third images at the right). Unfortunately, due to the event's dynamic we had no time to focus, therefore the Canon 60 Da images are slightly out of focus. Below you can watch a small video produced from both camera's images:
 
 

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Optic(s): 4.5 mm Canon circular fisheye lens @ 3.5, Canon 200mm lens @ 2.8
Mount: Tripod
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon 60 Da
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Dates/Times: 11 May 2013
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: 30 sec at ISO 1600 (Canon 40 d) and 5 sec at ISO 800 (Canon 60 Da)
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Processing: PS
 
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
 
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