Fireball over South Spain on November 12th



November 12th 2017

At 23:34 local time (22:34 UT) of November 12th 2017, a fireball was registered from Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería (Spain), from both the SMART project fireball detection station operated at this center and the observatory surveillance webcams.



As is shown in the preliminary analysis carried out by the SMART’s PI, José María Madiedo (University of Huelva), the fireball which flew over Granada and Jaén (both in South Spain) provinces.


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Below are the videos recorded from the SMART station and from the west surveillance webcam, both of them at Calar Alto Observatory.



* The lines in both sides of the fireball are the spectrum emission of the object.


Calar Alto (CAHA) fireball detection station, together with the one at the Observatory of Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) and others placed at different locations in Spain, are part of the S.M.A.R.T. project led by Professor José María Madiedo (University of Huelva) to track that kind of objects. Specifically, Calar Alto (CAHA) station and the one at Sierra Nevada (IAA-CSIC) constitute a collaboration agreement between Professor Madiedo and both institutions.