Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

A fast comet? A slow-moving meteor?…

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 BQ Octantis

BQ Octantis

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 1507
  • Joined: 29 Apr 2017
  • Loc: Red Centre, NT, Australia

Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:22 AM

My son and I were out satellite spotting last evening as the core of the Milky Way slowly appeared high in the eastern sky. About an hour after sundown, we spotted what looked like a large, diffuse comet about 5˚ in diameter in the northeastern sky, about 20˚ above the horizon. We moved to get a better view, and we noted that it was working its way south rather quickly for a comet (~1˚/second). As it moved behind my neighbor's trees, I noticed some lights and voices coming from the base of the nearby hills. It didn't reappear on the other side of the trees, so we chalked it up to tomfoolery…or perhaps an aircraft. And we moved on to other objects.

 

Multiple sightings across Australia turned up in the news today. As it turns out, we witnessed a burn of the Indian rocket to the moon!

 

https://www.abc.net....ac=statenews_nt

 

Cheers,

 

BQ


Edited by BQ Octantis, 23 July 2019 - 03:36 AM.

  • Special Ed, Astrojensen, happylimpet and 3 others like this

#2 Tapio

Tapio

    Vanguard

  • -----
  • Posts: 2108
  • Joined: 24 Sep 2006
  • Loc: Tampere, Finland

Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:38 AM

Good catch.

Seems your link is not right.



#3 BQ Octantis

BQ Octantis

    Surveyor 1

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 1507
  • Joined: 29 Apr 2017
  • Loc: Red Centre, NT, Australia

Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:47 AM

Good catch.

Seems your link is not right.

 

Thanks, Tapio. I fixed the link…cut and paste error.

 

BQ




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics