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#1 IllustriousOne

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Posted 21 February 2024 - 11:15 AM

I was blinking through the images of M81 I took earlier this year, when I noticed this object visible for 26 x 10 second frames. Most satellites or planes show up as a skinny streaks for just one frame, so I’m curious as to what I’m looking at?

 

Animated gif here: https://imgur.com/a/7b7P7YF

 


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#2 Dwight J

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Posted 21 February 2024 - 12:48 PM

Either satellite or asteroid.  If you have the date and time of the images you could check for both.



#3 IllustriousOne

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Posted 21 February 2024 - 01:38 PM

Either satellite or asteroid.  If you have the date and time of the images you could check for both.

I do have the date and time. Is there a specific website or app you recommend I use? 



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Posted 22 February 2024 - 01:22 PM

eyes.nasa.gov is great for asteroids and n2yo.com is good for satellites. I haven't found a website for tracking both categories.

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 12:02 AM

The gif isn't very good so I'm unsure.  The moving object appears to be blurry.  If so, I've imaged this before..., birds.


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