Reports Report 1490v (Event 1490-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1490-2011
Observer
NameDaniel H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have seen many differnt meteor storms and shooting stars in my life. I was an Eagle Scout and have gone out to view the stars through large telescopes to small one. We have had many star gazing parties. This was different. The sheer size is what first struck me. Normally the center is but a grain of sand. That night the shooting shooting star was 3mm about in size, quite large maybe larger as I am being conservative. The coma itself was quite large and brilliant. It was a bright ligth blue. The Nucleus itself as I said was large, at least 3mm. I Have never seen such a bright and large meteor. I am almost positive it must leave a large meteorite somewhere. I was even afraid at first that it was too large to be a shooting star and thought it might even be a space probe or satellite dropping down or I thought it must be close enough to seen or hear it crash but alas no.
Location
AddressRoselle, IL
Latitude41° 55' 21.32'' N (41.92°)
Longitude 88° 9' 3.5'' W (-88.15°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-07 22:33 CST
UT Date & Time2011-12-08 04:33 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth177.2°
First azimuth156°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth184.24°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite with blue corona an
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-