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Erskin71
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What did I capture? new
      #5554633 - 12/04/12 08:57 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

I was outside around 6:50. I had my camera on my tripod getting ready to shoot a wide field of Perseus. I noticed a bright object (where there really shouldn't have been one). I figured it was a plane. There were no flashing lights and it moved kinda slow. So I pressed the remote to snap a pic.

The first is with very little PP. Just a slight adjustment to levels.

The second is levels, HLVG, GradientXTerminator and a final levels.

A single 10 second image.

thoughts....


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Erskin71
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Re: What did I capture? new [Re: Erskin71]
      #5554634 - 12/04/12 08:57 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

Second....

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shawnhar
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Re: What did I capture? new [Re: Erskin71]
      #5554643 - 12/04/12 09:05 PM

Don't know but that's a cool blue color

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Mike Wiles
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Re: What did I capture? new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5554657 - 12/04/12 09:18 PM

Almost certainly you've captured a satellite. They litter the night sky around that time.....fun to find and watch.

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Re: What did I capture? new [Re: Erskin71]
      #5555292 - 12/05/12 08:46 AM

Agree that it's most likely a satellite with the sun reflecting off it. Which direction was it going? If it was going from N to S then it was most likely a low earth comm satellite, a weather satellite, etc.

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Erskin71
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Re: What did I capture? [Re: terry59]
      #5559788 - 12/07/12 06:39 PM

Thanks all. Figured it was a satellite. I just never caught the blue color before.

Terry, It was just off Perseus. Looked like it was heading kind of North. Maybe a little more North-North East. It didn't look like it ever flew over Polaris.


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bubbles3660
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Re: What did I capture? new [Re: Erskin71]
      #5564266 - 12/10/12 02:16 PM

AJISAI passed near Perseus at 6:07 p.m. AKARI passed below Perseus quickly heading NE at 7:11 - (it has a shiny blue tailpipe).

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