The Revenge of the Sprites - 17 sprites on 17 November
After a look at the radar I decided I had to point more towards the northeast, to the stratiform precipitation region. At 19:09 UTC the first sprite appeared in the left side of the image, so after this I pointed even more northeastward and after that ...a total of 17 beautiful sprites happened full in view! The last one occurred at 20:52 UTC, so on average there was a sprite every 6 minutes.
Meanwhile I swept the excessive dew from the equipment and tried to see sprites by myself, but I couldn't see any of them this time.
Enjoy these! They are raw event summary images from UFOCapture.
14: dedicated to my girlfriend Carmen, who sms'ed me back that she is my 14th sprite:
As you can see, most sprites were carrots! Several of them have relatively small bodies but tall branches. Big groups filled the whole field of view, I couldn't stop grinning! :-] The lightning flashes that preceded the sprites were also visible and all traveled from right to left.
Serge came back from the theater half an hour after the last sprite occurred. It appears we each had our own theater ;-)
After that it slowly became foggy, and the storm did not come back into a good shape.
A very good observations night, of which I consider the period 1912-2130 UTC fully documented, with our newly arrived GPS video time inserter up and running!