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A Perseid Meteor of 2019

Perseid Meteor

Date:13.08.2019 Time:2:43 UT
Exposure:216 x 0.04s, 25 fps video Field of View:26o x 15o
Camera:Sony alpha 7sII Optics:50mm, f/1.2
Place:Schachen, Swabian Alb, Germany Observer:T. Credner, L. Sorg

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A bright meteor appeared in the morning of August 13th, 2019. The real time video of the meteor shows the typical green train of a Perseid, which is also visible to the naked eye for the brighter meteors. The Perseids are quite fast with about 60 km/s. This is sufficient to excite atmospheric oxygen at heights of about 100 km and emit green light at a wavelength of 558 nm (Borovicka, 2006).