Detection of nocturnal and daylight bolides from Ebre observatory in the framework of the SPMN fireball network

E. Blanch, Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez, J. M. Madiedo, E. Lyytinen, M. Moreno-Ibáñez, M. Gritsevich, D. Altadill

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Bright daylight fireballs are rarely studied due to the lack of data, and the difficulty to calibrate the trajectory descriptions given by eyewitnesses. Only in few occasions casual recordings have been able to get orbital information of daylight bolides. Fortunately, modern video detectors can be also adapted for monitoring the sky during broad daylight and we present here some first results. In 2006 we started a continuous monitoring of large bolides over Catalonia during the night with the goal of recording meteorite-dropping bolides and recover new meteorites. Multiple station fireball monitoring in broad daylight was extended during early 2014. With such a goal we installed a new meteor video-detection station at the Ebre Observatory (URL-CSIC) to be complementary with the IEEC-CSIC stations operational at Montseny and Folgueroles, part of the Spanish Meteor and fireball Network (SPMN) initiative. The strategic location of this station will allow recording bolides during daytime over the Spanish north-east sky, and particularly over Catalonia. Just as an example of the station capabilities, here we describe two relevant bolides recorded using a new color video camera during the first year of continuous operation: a bright South Taurid bolide appeared on Nov. 6, 2015 and a daylight bolide SPMN100215 disrupted over Catalonia on Feb. 10, 2015.

Idioma originalAnglès
Títol de la publicacióAssessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazards - Proceedings of the 2015 Barcelona Asteroid Day
EditorsMaria Gritsevich, Herbert Palme, Josep M. Trigo-Rodriguez
EditorKluwer Academic Publishers
Nombre de pàgines13
ISBN (imprès)9783319461786
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2017
EsdevenimentInternational Asteroid Day workshop, 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Durada: 30 de juny 201530 de juny 2015

Sèrie de publicacions

NomAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (imprès)1570-6591
ISSN (electrònic)1570-6605


ConferènciaInternational Asteroid Day workshop, 2015


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