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2nd Mar 2004 12:38:39 UT Peak Brightness -4.9 mag

Fireball 1

18th March 2004 13:06:39 UT Peak Brightness -4.0 mag

Fireball 3

A choice Northern Taurid. 13 Nov 2004 12:28:47 UT Shows a 20 degree trail and a beautiful terminal flash (approx -5.0 mag).

Bright Northern Taurid

A very bright meteor recorded on 9th May 2005 at 18:52:20 UT peaking at -5.5 magnitude.

-5.5 mag meteor

Getting brighter. Recorded 20th May 2005 at 14:07:48 UT This one peaked at -6.6 magnitude.
*The 12 day old moon (nearly full) is just outside the field to the upper right and is the source of the internal lens reflections diagonally across the frame.
The pointers and southern cross are below it in the bottom right quadrant.

-6.6 brightest yet!

Whoa! They just keep coming. This one was -6.0 magnitude at the terminal flash. Recorded 04th June 2005 at 16:32:07 UT

This meteor was recorded with the 2 camera system on 9th May 2006.
A bright moon is at the top of the north facing camera field. It was nearly 100 degrees long and peaked at around magnitude -5.
The gaps are where the computer dropped video frames.

The biggest one recorded by the cameras at Mudgee. 2010 April 12th

On the night of 12th April 2010 during an imaging session in my observatory, I was startled when the whole place lit up like daylight.
The overhead meteor camera caught most of this fireball heading south down past the tail of Scorpius but dropped a lot of frames during the central part. The software gave a peak magnitude of -5.3 at the end of the first section (center of frame) but the system was clearly saturated after that.
It would have been many times brighter than that, as shown by the huge flash near the end (lower left corner).
  This fireball was also witnessed by several observers at an annual star party held at
  Mudgee Observatory , who also said it lit everything up like day.

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