On November 16, 2009 I set up two DSLR cameras to image the Leonid meteor shower at my country place near Oak Heights Ontario. One camera was aimed east towards the shower radiant and the other due north towards Polaris. My objective was to create a time-lapse movie that would show the motion of the stars, meteors and man made objects across the night sky. To accomplish this I started imaging at 19:00 EST and let the cameras run unattended until 6:04 EST the next morning.
At 8:57:32 a bright (sporadic) fireball blazes across the sky heading due north. Although I did not see the fireball, since I was inside at the time, I received an email form Malcolm Park indicating the he had imaged the fireball from the shores of lake Ontario, near Grafton Ontario. In the morning I checked my images and found that I had captured the fireball. This image is a composite of three hundred 30” images taken at 32” intervals between 19:49 and 22:49 EST using a Canon 20Da camera with a Nikkor 16mm f/3.5 lens and ISO 1600.