Good day! This morning while photographing Venus, Aldebaran, Hyades and Pleiades an interesting object went through the field. It left a trail. Later when I magnified the object, to the left of the Pleiades in this link https://bit.ly/_inte...ng_image_200703 there is a shape that does not look like an airplane. My recollection is there were no lights as we typically see when flights approach and depart airports in the area. To see the full object, download the file. The size of the image that can be attached in the forums does not show its shape well enough. (The time stamped on the image is 4:23 a.m. CDT, July 3, 2020, exposure 1/3 sec.)
The object with its trail goes past Venus and into the distance in later images.
This image is the best of the sequence.
(I am working with a new lens that does not have a hard infinity focal point, so I have been experimenting with where to find the sharpest focus. Later images are out somewhat out of focus to way out of focus, but the trail is there, and the object is much farther away. This image is not as sharp as I think this lens can do.)
The ISS passed over an hour earlier and there were no satellite passes that were along this path, according to Heavens Above. Additionally, the object and trail appear in images that are in a sequence over 3 minutes.
Let me know what you think.
Edited by 700starman, 03 July 2020 - 01:51 PM.