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  1. Cool, thanks all for your responses. I have never seen a tumbling satelite before, I'll keep an eye out in future. Haven't had chance to check yet and see if I can find out what satelite it was.
  2. I found myself looking up to the stars just now, as my dog woke me up to go and have a little trip to the garden! As I was gazing up I noticed a shooting star (nothing too questionable about that), then I saw another. But then something else caught me attention. I saw a flash, similar to that of the lights of an aircraft, but it just seemed to be too high. I kept watching and could just make out a very faint object moving, which looked like a satellite. But what I then kept seeing doesn't make any sense to me. There were subsequent flashes coming from this object but they were not in a regular rhythm as you would expect from an aircraft and eventually they stopped altogether, before it disappeared out of view over the house. Now I have seen enough satellites in the past to know that they don't flash but have a steady reflection of light, unless there is something that I am unaware of. Does anyone have any idea what I might have been seeing? This occurred at 4.15am I know it's rather unscientific, but I have attached a picture highlighting the area it was in and the rough path it took.
  3. I haven't been on here for a while and re visited the other night after seeing a huge meteor. I decided to pop out with my camera tonight on the off chance that the Aurora was visible as low down as here, but unfortunately I haven't seen anything. Not being in a particularly dark area probably hasn't helped either. But I still decided to get some shots as it is lovely and clear. What I can't believe is I missed capturing a meteor which shot straight through my field of view. Inbetween two shots the security light came on and as I was waiting for it to go off I was looking at the live view on the back of my camera and there it was, shot straight across. First of all I was all wow, then frustrated! So the other night I completely missed capturing a meteor as I was inside, tonight I was out with my camera but timing wasn't on my side, so third time lucky! Anyway below is my shot of tonight's Sky (sorry it's on its side, I think it's because I'm on my iPad). I should have been on a higher ISO but I've got the main constellations. Can't wait for some more clear skies to get out and do some star trails and time-lapse.
  4. That sounds like it was amazing to see AstroJon. In the same area of sky then. This one was moving fairly fast but was burning up for quite a while, as it caught my eye and then I saw it traveling a distance before it burned up.
  5. It looked to go between Sirius and Orion
  6. Cool, maybe I have seen one of them. Ah yes I think I saw an article saying one went into the Atlantic.
  7. So I'm sat watching TV and I noticed that it was clear outside so I was thinking I would get my camera out to take some wide field shots. Then all of a sudden (I wasn't looking out of the window but at the TV) a bright streak of light caught my eye through the window and I looked to see a huge shooting star streak through the sky. I couldn't believe how bright it was. I wish I'd been a bit sooner with my camera! Did anyone else see it? It was heading south just over 15 mins ago.
  8. Typical, I have clear skies but I think I have missed it. Does anyone know if it has already dropped below the horizon tonight?
  9. Is this just one exposure? I know you used a high ISO but there seems to be a lot of detail and colour. I'm still trying to get my head around this astro photography so sorry if this sounds like a silly question.
  10. That is cool, thanks for sharing it with us. Welcome to SGL. I've done a couple of time-lapse of the night sky from the images I shoot for star trail images, but I have always wondered how you get the stars to trail in your time-lapse? Do you have any tips?
  11. I always look forward to seeing your images Stewart. Yet again they are amazing
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