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Taurid Meteor 2015

Date:04.11.2015 Time:21:35 UT
Exposure:15 s Field:~140o
Camera:GoPro 4, ISO 800 Optics:3mm, f/2.8
Place:Tübingen, Germany Observer:Till Credner

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A bright meteor chases through the constellation of Pegasus. It is probably a Taurid originating from comet Encke. Earth is crossing a field of dust particles in the end of October and beginning of November, where comet Encke left some debris behind.
In spite of the weak camera used, the meteor left a bright trail. Apparently, it fell apart two times producing bright flashes.