Tonight I set up the 80mm refractor on an alt-az mount just to poke around the sky since it's been a while. Turned on the red dot finder, lined up M33, and there it was in the eyepiece… immediately joined by a slow meteor tumbling by, leaving a pig-tail of sparkling debris. I've seen other meteors through the eyepiece before but they were all pretty fast. This one took about 0.25sec to cross the 2-degree FOV. The brightness seemed about double that of the bright stars in Triangulum — not very bright, but very pretty.
I listened for any sounds of bottle rockets that some neighbors might have launched, but everything was quiet. Is this type of meteor even possible?