Minor Institute of Space science IEEC CSIC

Barcelona, Spain

Minor Institute of Space science IEEC CSIC

Barcelona, Spain
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Blanch E.,Ramon Llull University | Trigo-Rodriguez J.M.,Institute of Space science IEEC CSIC | Madiedo J.M.,University of Seville | Madiedo J.M.,University of Huelva | And 4 more authors.
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings | Year: 2017

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. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017.

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