Reports Report 3520bt (Event 3520-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3520-2020
Observer
NameDenise G
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI noticed this when I was photographing Comet Neowise. What I think happened is I looked away from the camera (which pointed at the comet) as the shutter was timing down an exposure, probably 20 seconds. (I took a variety of timed exposures.) I was looking almost due north, and saw this fireball! It lasted long enough for me to tell a friend who was behind and to the right of me working with a telescope, and he had time to look up and see the fireball also! He called out a time of 10:53 pm. I got a text from another friend south of me in the Ramona, Oklahoma area (who was also out photographing the comet) asking if I'd seen a fireball, and his text came through at 10:50 p.m. The fireball he observed was orange rather than yellow to him. The trajectory was the same, so I think it was probably the same fireball even though the time called out to me of 10:53 p.m. was several minutes' different.
Location
AddressBartlesville, OK
Latitude36° 45' 51.18'' N (36.76°)
Longitude 95° 54' 46.44'' W (-95.91°)
Elevation226.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 22:53 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-19 03:53 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle87°
Moving
Facing azimuth352°
First azimuth
First elevation25°
Last azimuth80°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
Color-
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball was a bright yellow ball, but behind it was what looked like two bright yellow or yellow-brown filaments that stuck straight out of the fireball to the west. (Fireball was heading east.) Kind of looked like two straight hangnails hanging out behind the fireball. Or a round spaceship with two straight filaments sticking out at the back of it.