Mike's Astro Photos
Jul.31 2009

Pittsburgh PA Fireball Video – Map, Lat/Long & LOS

by , under Mason Dixon Meteor

Special thanks to Alison Kruse for capturing this video, uploading it to youtube and sending me the information about the camera location. Alison this lead is HUGE and will greatly improve the chances of finding rocks on the ground.

Here is the Bing Map that shows the camera location and line of sight:

PA Fireball - Pittsburgh camera line of sight

PA Fireball - Pittsburgh camera line of sight

Here is the lat/long of the camera: 40°32’16.45″N / 79°49’51.27″W

Here is a daytime picture from the vantage point where the camera originally was. Alison said the camera was pointing 1 tick south of south east on her key chain compass.

Daytime picture of camera's angle

Daytime picture of camera's angle

Here is a re-post of the original video so all of the information is all on one page/post:

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Mark

    Keep in mind that magnetic deviation is not insignificant in this part of the country. I think what’s most valuable about this camera angle is that it gives you a good sense of the meteor’s entry angle, and from that you can better tell where the meteor’s “flame out” leads to an impact zone.

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