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Rare meteor cluster recorded at Gaustatoppen, Norway

This footage from Gaustatoppen in Norway shows a rare meteor cluster recorded at 03:54 UTC on October 30, 2022.

The event was recorded by four cameras pointing toward different parts of the sky.

These recordings have been synced, stitched and reprojected into a rectilinear (gnomonic projection) showing a 120×90 degree field.

In total, 23 smaller meteors were recorded following a bright fireball.

“Investigations are underway to determine whether this belongs to a shower observed before,” said Steinar Midtskogen who posted the video above.

“The radiant is in Lynx, roughly 127.4° / 42.5° (ra / dec), entry speed around 65 km/s. These are preliminary numbers only.”

Featured image credit: Steinar Midtskogen

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