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Two Unusual Satellites Across the Rosette

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#1 BQ Octantis

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:40 AM

G'day all,

 

As I reprocessed my Rosette from 2 February, I noticed that practically every one of the 67 subs had some sort of satellite in it—mostly geosynchronous types. But there was also a flasher and what I'm calling a "squiggly" that may have peaked as a flare (I have a gap between exposures exactly at its maximum brightness). Here are both (with a geosynchronous streak at the bottom right for good measure)—the bordered inset on the lower left is a 100% crop on the squiggle:

 

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Cheers,

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#2 happylimpet

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:47 AM

C'est la vie. I expect the squiggle was a gust of wind.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:07 AM

C'est la vie. I expect the squiggle was a gust of wind.

You're probably right, mate—that would be some major maneuvering for a satellite! I can't remember if I set up on the grass for this capture, but I've been having to abandon the concrete for several of my recent captures…


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:20 AM

Yeah, that would be vibration in your scope.    Tom


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:03 PM

Yeah, if you look at the smaller objects in the same area they are slightly elongated probably from the same vibration.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 12:47 AM

What an interesting concept…satellite trails as a QA metric!


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:07 PM

definitely chemtrails


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