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Just been having a quick peak at pleiades open cluster with my scope on a very wide feild low mag view and seen a object like a star fly through it leaving no trail and extremely fast.....

Using the directional controls on my goto I followed it right across the sky for around a minute and it didn't seem to loose any sort of glow and left no trail


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Plenty of satellites around, this one going through the middle at 8:57pm


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Yes, satellites can give you quite a start if you are concentrating hard on some faint object when suddenly a bright flash whizzes through the eyepiece!

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50 minutes ago, Nathan UK said:

Just been having a quick peak at pleiades

No such luck down here. Been set up since 17:30. Had a few brief clear spells that lasted mere minutes so far. :( 

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As already said, probably a satellite passing through.

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As Guy, posting above will confirm, the area around M45 is also good for spotting asteroids, although these are more easily found in staggered photographic  exposures, unless you are looking for a particular object and know its whereabouts.

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The time of the observation fits perfectly with stus reply.... So it was most definitely the globalstar m062 satellite .

its was great to watch it wizzing past and caught me by surprise, thanks for all your replies.

and @Redscouse hopefully things will clear for you soon mate

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