Reports Report 2549s (Event 2549-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2549-2015
Observer
NameGreg G
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI lost sight of the object as it passed behind trees. It fell much faster than a burning aircraft would. I have a career in military flight and consider myself a very good observer. The object did not diminish in speed or luminous intensity and brightness as it passed behind trees in my line of sight. I have seen many meteors - this was a fireball that did not change during the time it was visible to me.
Location
AddressFort Collins, CO
Latitude40° 33' 22.94'' N (40.56°)
Longitude 105° 6' 1.27'' W (-105.1°)
Elevation1533.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-11 19:41 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-12 01:41 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle157°
Moving
Facing azimuth37.44°
First azimuth31.8°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth50.83°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-