Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:40 AM
This comet looking object appeared and lingered for an hour in the sky.
Does anyone know what it is?
Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:56 AM
What a fantastic capture! If it is a meteor, this is another for Astro Photo of the day!!!
Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:04 AM
Clownfish: Would a sattelite retro burn lurk around that long? And be that large? That's a huge area of the sky it's present over, about 10 degrees or so? Surely it would disperse?
I've seen meteors fly through that region, but never any satellites, though I guess there must be polar synchronous satellites.
(Edited to add: I'm ashamed to say it took me 3 minutes to find Crux there. *draws with toe in the sand* )
Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:11 AM
The total exposure was 30 minutes, but a meteor flash would only be a second or two, while the trail could lingure on a while longer.. but an hour?
I think it's a near edge on meteor, starting at the fine end and then the vapor trail drifting off slightly causing the fuzy end. I do not know what would cause this thing to stay visible for an hour.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:13 AM
Now do I feel like a fool! BOOM!!!!
AWSOME catch Ray!!! That's a world class, once' in a life-time catch!!! Amazing!!!! Have the Russians contacted you yet?
Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:38 AM
Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:50 AM
I would have that enlarged and professionally framed to hang on the observatory wall.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:08 PM
Posted 21 February 2007 - 05:29 PM
As Mike G said, print it and hang it on a wall.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 05:37 PM
I spose these things are happening more often now theres more junk in space.
Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:21 PM