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#1 Footbag

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

Our club was contacted by the local newspaper to comment on the meteor from Aug 2nd. We checked the all sky camera and found it. Slow moving and very bright.

http://skysentinel.n...y/viewer/795550

Here is the writeup in the newspaper...
http://thetimes-trib...n-sky-1.1530903

#2 BrooksObs

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:58 PM

My initial impression from viewing the video is that the object was re-entering space junk. Its motion is relatively slow and, in particular, its duration of visibility exceptionally long. These are typical characteristics for a re-entry event.

I'm not much into following Earth satellite news and re-entry predictions, so I'm unable to offer a potential identity for the object, but I'm sure someone here can.

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#3 PhilCo126

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:08 AM

Indeed very bright and slow moving... awesome video recording!






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