In a posting to an astronomy discussion group, Peterson said:
Early this morning (2008.12.06 01:06 MST, 08:06 UT) I recorded what I believe is my brightest fireball ever. I'm currently estimating a magnitude of -18, some 100 times brighter than a full Moon. There appear to have been some thin clouds, so it was probably even brighter. I don't yet know if it's on other cameras. The terminal explosion appears to be fairly close to Colorado Springs.Peterson also posted a video of the fireball. The image, above, is courtesy of Peterson and Cloudbait Observatory.