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Rick Nowell summarizes BC reports

From Rick Nowell

I checked the SkySentinel Network for other BC nodes that have updated: Victoria just saw a flash over the horizon. Courtenay didn't see anything. Jeff at West Kelowna was my best hope but he hasn't uploaded yet. I don't have Jeff's new email so I can't ask him. Anarchist and Hanford are offline. Skysentinel put my stuff up online at

West Kelowna, BC (49.849000, -119.559000) Sep 4
COTR, Cranbrook, BC (49.5175, -115.7436) Sep 5
Shane Observatory, BC (53.893912, -122.791944) Aug 7
Victoria, BC (48.505386, -123.49833) Sep 5
Courtenay, BC (49.67639, -125.0058) Sep 5
Bellevue, WA (47.61, -122.13) Aug 23
Prince George Astro Obs, BC (53.757765, -122.849189) Aug 29
Anarchist Mtn Observatory, BC (49.015476, -119.399686) offline
LIGO Hanford Observatory, WA (46.4551467, -119.4076571) offline

Does Lethbridge still have an Allsky meteor camera? I don't see him listed in the North America Allsky Camera database any more.?

Doe the Rothney A. Observatory (U of Calgary) upload stuff to you? They have a colour AllSky cam, with one minute exposures..


From Dwayne Free

Your data is the only I have, except I did upload the Victoria flash not knowing at the time it was from the bolide.  Are you questioning the Node28 aspect of your data (you have a ? at the end of the sentence).


LIGO and Anarchist are both down, Bellevue is slow to upload.  West Kelowna (Node 25, Jeff Brower cc'ed here) is still only up to 4 Sep, and also the only other best hope of having data other than yours.


Your data is fantastic and I really appreciate you doing the playback to get the entire event captured.  If Jeff has data, I think we will do some updated calibrations to both your sites and see if we can build a track.  We have been finding that the AMS tracks are not very accurate, and some times, not even close to correct.




Dwayne Free

Director, Space Systems

SkySentinel, LLC ()

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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein

From Dwayne Free

You may also note that this event was reported on the JPL Fireball listing:

even though it was only 0.13kt.  Location will be the lat/lon of the peak brightness.




Dwayne Free

JPL Data for that Fireball:    Gives altitude and velocity at peak brightness

Peak Brightness
Date/Time (UT)





Velocity Components

Radiated Energy

Calculated Total
Impact Energy




2017-09-05 05:11:27