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Ever spot anything moving while looking through a scope?

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#76 jcj380

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Posted Today, 07:48 AM

I've seen 2-3 telescopic meteors over the past couple of years.  Not very bright but they flashed through my FOV so fast that I had a split second of, "WTH was that?"



#77 Jacob112

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Posted Today, 08:05 AM

Usually, the only moving objects I see through my telescope are satellites, but once, I managed to see an asteroid. It was amazing experience, and I tried to track the movement of asteroids to see any once again, but all my attempts failed. 



#78 CowTipton

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Posted Today, 01:58 PM

I was trying to find Mirach (and Mirach's ghost) the other day and snapped a few photos with my phone mounted to the eyepiece.

What I really captured was what appeared to be a satellite moving in the opposite direction of the field (earth's rotation.)

Quoting myself.

Here's the .gif I made of the snapshots.

 

Mirach is the bright star of course.

Mirach's ghost is the galaxy (faint smudge) below the star and slightly to the left.

 

Above the star is what I assume was a satellite which was not moving along with the field of stars (right to left.

 

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#79 Starman1

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Posted Today, 02:05 PM

Quoting myself.

Here's the .gif I made of the snapshots.

 

Mirach is the bright star of course.

Mirach's ghost is the galaxy (faint smudge) below the star and slightly to the left.

 

Above the star is what I assume was a satellite which was not moving along with the field of stars (right to left.

 

 

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Not geosynchronous because it was moving relative to the field, but obviously a satellite--a faint one, too.


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