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#1 ItsNotMyAsphalt

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:45 PM

I noticed what may be a new problem with my SBIG STF-8300C camera.  Last evening, I was having transmission timeout errors during imaging runs.  My system would capture 4 or 5 in a row and then the timeout error would pop up and I would start another sequence.  Eventually, I thought maybe it was a USB connection issue and switched to a different port on my computer.  That seemed to help, but today while reviewing raw files, I noticed a lot of images having streaks through them (see attached photo for an example).  I've certainly had my share of airplanes, etc., streak through an image, but I had 5 or 6 in a row like this.  I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if it's a camera, connection, or some other problem?  Any ideas for fixes?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 06:59 PM

Satellites?

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 07:22 PM

Thanks for the quick reply.  I think you figured it out.  I turned satellites on my SkySafari app and wouldn't you know it...there is a satellite super highway running right through the Orion Nebula (see below).  The green dots are all satellites.  I'm actually kind of amazed I got any good images at all!

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