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SkyJamie

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  1. Lovely image Stuart, great to see you posting in here again
  2. I often see these flashes of light, i recorded the time and postion of a flashing object i saw once and with the help of a satellite observer on SeeSat was able to identify it as a satellite http://www.satobs.org/seesat/seesatindex.html So i think most of these flashes are just satellites and debris, cool to see and some are quite spectacular!
  3. Hey wxsatuser, thanks I checked on Heavensabove but don't think WorldView-2 could be it , the direction of travel isn't the same as the object i saw was travelling from West to East and WorldView-2 is more North to South. I'm hoping to do some meteor shower watching over the next few days so will try and be ready to record this object if it returns.
  4. Hey wxsatuser, At this point is there any satellites that could be responsible for the sightings a few others and i saw on the monday night? The timing might not be exact but around 10:30pm travelling East and passing Altair from Lincolnshire near Lincoln. As i said in a previous post i'm going to try record it if i see it again.
  5. It sounds like i saw the same object as Genki and Ludd on Monday at around 10:35pm, very similar in appearance to the ISS but much faster. It passed by Altair, because of its speed i thought maybe it was a plane but there was no sound, no flashing lights, it just looked like a satellite but travelling much faster than any i have seen before. I think drones can be ruled out due to it being seen over such a wide area. Planes moving that fast would surely make an almighty roar, i didn't hear anything. It looked like reflected light, i agree, not like a light on a plane, and it faded as it moved into the distance. Probably some kind of satellite/debris and maybe burnt up soon after these sightings? Although the repeated sightings by the starter of this thread might rule this out. Its been cloudy here lately but i'll keep my eyes out next clear skies and try get some footage if it appears again.
  6. "Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive "history book" of galaxies into one single image, using 16 years' worth of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope." https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/hubble-astronomers-assemble-wide-view-of-the-evolving-universe "The vast number of galaxies in the Legacy Field image are also prime targets for future telescopes. "This will really set the stage for NASA's planned Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)," Illingworth said. "The Legacy Field is a pathfinder for WFIRST, which will capture an image that is 100 times larger than a typical Hubble photo. In just three weeks' worth of observations by WFIRST, astronomers will be able to assemble a field that is much deeper and more than twice as large as the Hubble Legacy Field."
  7. Thanks for the great thread Damian, really enjoyed reading that and feel even more brewed up for the meteor shower tonight!
  8. Fantastic image bpanko! The fisheye perspective really works, brilliant!
  9. Sorry if this has already been posted, I thought we would have to wait years to see an update to the Hubble Deep Fields so this was an awesome surprise! https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/hubble-paints-picture-of-the-evolving-universe
  10. Great to read these reports! Maybe we saw the same thing Pig, a spent firework is what i thought it looked like too. It lasted 5 or 6 seconds and was travelling north, really cool to see and a lovely night to be out.
  11. Thanks for the link celestron8g8, i'm not totally sure what it was but it was a nice way to start the night!
  12. It could be a pair of satellites, i was out last night too and saw a group of 4 satellites at one point! Overall i saw about 8 meteors and more satellites than i could count. The first meteor i saw was was one of the most amazing i've ever seen too, must have lasted 5 or 6 seconds, great night!
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