Reports Report 2017br (Event 2017-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2017-2013
Observer
NameRusty O
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI'm a red/green color "challenged" male. The color ratings in this report are contributed to 3 female co-observers with no color vision issues.
Location
AddressAustin, TX
Latitude30° 19' 36.98'' N (30.33°)
Longitude 97° 52' 31.95'' W (-97.88°)
Elevation256.67m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-09-21 21:05 CDT
UT Date & Time2013-09-22 02:05 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth325°
First azimuth150°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth330°
Last elevation65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorNeon green, and red in the explosion fragments
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksOur view was limited from zenith to the northwestern horizon. The meteor was first noticed high overhead, traveling toward approximately 330 degrees, burning neon green and exploded at approximately 45 degrees above the horizon into 10 or fewer bright pieces with reddish sparkling fragments that radiated on toward the horizon with maybe a 45 degree spread (23 degrees either side of the directional line). The larger bright fragments burned out in a second or less after the breakup. Even with the limited sky view (+/- 280-20 degrees, we saw 5 (including the fireball) bright meteors in the space of 45 minutes, all moving approximately toward 310 to 340 degrees. My directions and direction ranges are approximate.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssee above. We were too excited to remember to listen for the explosion. I didn't notice a train, either, but the waning gibbous moon was beginning to brighten the sky...