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Hi all

did anybody see a white streak appear just left of orion last night.not sure what it was but think it was a comet.??

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Wouldnt have been a comet.....prob a meteor.

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17 minutes ago, andy fearn said:

Hi all

did anybody see a white streak appear just left of orion last night.not sure what it was but think it was a comet.??

I've been imaging Orion widefield for hours yesterday. At what time did you see it? Where? 

For sure not a comet, they are very long term events. Can you describe it? 

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Sorry, i meant meteor. Not sure exact time, i think between 8 and 9 pm. it was a quick streak of light, quite short. i am in the south east of England.

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I caught that on a sub. Looked a very straight line but quite faint. Thought it was just a satellite but could be wrong. 

Will try and find the frame when I get chance. 

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I have checked all my frames starting at 20.30 CET (your 7.30 PM) , and apart from a plane on half of them ?, I saw no such streak. 

I am currently in Toulouse (SW of France), which leads me to think that it was an object at relatively low latitude. 

But tonight between 20.23 and 20.26 CET, I have recorded a small meteor in Taurus, close to M45, at

3h 54m 18s, 15deg 38' 20". 

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Good morning, thanks for all you'r help. have just checked stellarium and i think the area was HIP 26588 (star). sorry did'nt note time. thanks for you'r input.

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10 hours ago, dannybgoode said:

Thought it was just a satellite but could be wrong. 

From my point of view it could have been one out of two things: 

A meteor

An IRIDIUM flare: the first generation had three flat antennas , and under a given geometry these reflect the sun light in a way that creates a strip on Earth. If you're with in this strip, you see a light in the satellite position. It grows, remains steady and then darkens.

 

Typically a meteor is very fast, less than a Second, while a flare is much slower, it can last a few seconds, up to 10-15

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Hi FaDG.

Thanks for input, don't think it was a flare. it is sounding more like a meteor from the discription's on here.

dannybgoode. i would be interested to see any image you may have of it. thanks in advance.

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Yes. and it was a meteor, it appeared close to Leo and lasted around three seconds,

and as you reported it was a streak, a nice long streak, some only last a split second.

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