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faulksy

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ra 13hrs 50 mins 20.2 sec

dec-07" 32" 9

was watching saturn and this object passed along side the planet very faint moving realy slow still tracking it now

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travelling south to east still there now very strange

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Wierd. Cant go out and look... Whats it look like? I saw someone on here the other day spotted an old rocket body. Looked like a small grey cigar, barely lit at all.

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still there now keeps changing direction moving slow im tracking it at 100x mag and its still there as faint as a small star going to loose it soon cause my house is in the way

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ra now 13 hrs 50 mins 20.2 sec

dec -07 "33"05

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i assume youve ruled out the usual things- ie close objects on the scope

yes cant even see it through finder or binos keeps moving through clusters of stars

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lost it now with trying to find a phone no to ring damm

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very weird been tracking it for over 30 mins and you could easy keep it in the fov. but its strange as it was following the ecliptic but in reverse i.e.south to east

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Did anybody else follow this up? I mean, it seems more intresting than most...

I see full coordinates and time info...

ANYONE?

@foulsky any more info/thoughts?

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Did the object appear star-like or fuzzy? If it was star-like then it might have been a geo-stationary satellite. If it was fuzzy it might have been a rocket fuel dump - though the only two examples of the latter that I've seen over the years were both large and bright enough to be naked-eye (resembling comets). Try Heavens Above:

Heavens-Above Home Page

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I saw three last night passing Saturn - they are satellites.

do you think. i was viewing saturn as well at the time and they appeared to be the same size as the moons of saturn, ok obviously closer to give that impression but i think it was more than a satellite

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ALIENS! run away run away......

But seriously, I would like to find out what caused this, as I'm sure the explanation will be very interesting.

Edited by Auntystatic

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interesting. wish id a seen it .

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Sounds like a geostationary satellite to me.

Stu

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Lukebl is your man for those, should be able to confirm or rule that out

Stu

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Lukebl is your man for those, should be able to confirm or rule that out

Stu

whos that then dont recognise that name. as a few said geostationary it was moving a bit quicker than our rotation. i was viewing it at 110x mag which ok would give the impresion it was moving fast but i could see it going past stars quite quick and it was the same size and as clear as saturns moons

Edited by faulksy

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In fact the stars were going past the satellite which was geostationary.

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In fact the stars were going past the satellite which was geostationary.

not at that rate. thats what i was on about the earth doesnt rotate that much.

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Lukebl is your man for those, should be able to confirm or rule that out

Stu

have pmd lukibi see what he comes back with. cheers bigmakstutov

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