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#1 mbeisen

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 01:38 PM

Can anyone help me figure out what I saw last night?

 

I'm very new to telescope astrophotography and was just messing around last night with some snaps in Lyra and got this long trail that was persistent across many shots over ~20 minutes. Any idea what it is?

 

https://nova.astrome...es/4859110#grid


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#2 db2005

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 01:47 PM

Maybe a spent rocket stage in high altitude orbit? I once saw an object moving very slowly past Uranus, far too slow to be a low-orbit satellite, and much too fast to be an asteroid. Consensus in CN was that it might have been a spent rocket stage from a geostationary satellite.



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Posted 10 July 2021 - 02:37 PM

The whole trail was persistent for 20 minutes, or over twenty minutes the trail was formed?

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 02:39 PM

Can anyone help me figure out what I saw last night?

was persistent across many shots over ~20 minutes. Any idea what it is?


Don't know what it was but because of this not likely a meteor.

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 02:54 PM

To make an accurate determination on this object's identity, you will need to post the time when the exposure was taken.




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