Reports Report 3550s (Event 3550-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3550-2018
Observer
NameBrian M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksObject appears in the lower center of photo. Just above the cloud line. I saw the object while taking night star photos testing out a new camera. I saw the object and swung my camera around to hopefully catch some of the event. The photo attached was a 6 second exposure. On the far right just above the trees you can see the lights of an aircraft showing the relative speed of an aircraft vs the speed of the object.
Location
AddressSt. Charles, IL
Latitude41° 57' 29.18'' N (41.96°)
Longitude 88° 27' 7.84'' W (-88.45°)
Elevation282.14m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-09-09 22:02 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-09-10 03:02 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle99°
Moving
Facing azimuth340°
First azimuth275°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth360°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude5-
ColorYellow, white, orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksObject dropped smaller pieces that burned up as well along trail line along the last 5 or so seconds it was visable to me.
Photo