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Bigstar
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Not sure what it was.
      #6108932 - 09/30/13 09:35 AM

Was out last night observing. Was looking for brewington and neptune. Was using my 16" 4.7 telescope w/ 18mm ep. When i saw a satelitte go thru the view. Seen them before was going right ot left in view. At the same time after satelitte went thru i noticed something else moving. It was going from the bottom to top. Could tell it was way higher and very tiny compared to satellite very dim also. The satelitte took maybe a second to go thru view while the other object took at least 20 seconds to move thru the ep view. Could it been a higher flying satelite or what. It was about 8:40 cst. Anyone else seen it?

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GlennLeDrew
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Re: Not sure what it was. new [Re: Bigstar]
      #6109315 - 09/30/13 01:48 PM

Virtually certainly a satellite on a high orbit.

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Bigstar
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Re: Not sure what it was. new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #6109344 - 09/30/13 02:13 PM

Thats what i thought but never saw one that high before.

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obin robinson
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Re: Not sure what it was. new [Re: Bigstar]
      #6110070 - 09/30/13 09:25 PM

Just from your description it sounds like a Molniya. Look at calsky or heavens-above to confirm it. If not a Molniya it was something in the same type of highly elliptical orbit on its way to or from apogee.

obin


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