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Strange objects near the moon

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Strange objects near the moon. while imaging the moon lastnight i found this i havnt a clue what it is. can anybody shed some light on it?. taken with ed 80 ,450d. at about 21.30. thanks for looking  charlpost-40095-0-29299400-1448711598_thumb.jpost-40095-0-99243100-1448711556_thumb.j

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Looks a bit like Santa having a practice run or could be a supply ship for the Lunar base, its certainly interesting though.

Alan

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The Iridium 12 satellite was in approx that position relative to the moon at 21:36:55 last night.

Nothing else shows up on stellarium around that time... not that Aliens would take much notice of that though :eek:

Could it be something military and therefore classified?

Very strange.

Nice catch though.

Best regards.

Sandy.

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thanks everyone for your replys, satelite sounds good ,exposure time was 1\400 iso200. clear skys charl.

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To my eyes it appears cylindrical, with 3 rocket nozzles? in a triangle at the left end,  with a white highlight at the right end, and a fainter highlight about halfway between.

Launch vehicle upper stage?

Michael

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