The January 26, 2001 fireball and implications for meteor video camera networks

Martin Connors, Peter Brown, Douglas P. Hube, Brian Martin, Alister Ling, Donald Hladiuk, Mike Mazur, Richard Spalding

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A bright fireball was observed from central und southern Alberta in the early evening of January 25,2001 (January 26 UT). The event was recorded with three all-sky video cameras in and near Edmonton, on one video camera located in Calgary, and by many visual observers. Visual and taped observations indicate an agreement of a duration of 2 to 4 1/2 seconds. There were several reports of sonic booms. The peak brightness was comparable to the Full Moon. Analysis of all available data indicates that a meteorite fell near Big Valley, Alberta, although several field searches failed to recover any fragments. Improvements to equipment und methods of analysis will improve the chance of recovering meteorites in future using all-sky cameras and refined astrometric measurement techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec. 2003


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