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Old 16-05-2016, 04:44 AM
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Is this a bird, Plane or asteroid?

I have taken lots of subs that have the odd satellite or meteor trails but never had one that captures an object in the trail.
Any idea what it is

30min Ha exposure.
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Old 16-05-2016, 08:15 AM
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I reckon Asteroid
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Old 16-05-2016, 08:24 AM
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I have no idea,but whats the name /number of the object you are imaging.
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Old 16-05-2016, 08:46 AM
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look very strange as the trail goes on in front of what ever it is
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Old 16-05-2016, 09:21 AM
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looks like a fortune cookie. what about swamp gas? reflected light of venus?

do you get fireflies in your area? satellite flare maybe? is the same object in adjacent frames or is this a one off?
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Pacman?
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occultation of 2MASS 11064473-6539495.
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Perhaps a solar panel caught a flash off the sun at that particular moment? It would have to be a very quick one not to be blurred by the motion of the satellite itself, but that's all I can think of, given it's roughly square shape?

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I have no idea,but whats the name /number of the object you are imaging.
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Ron sorry forgot to mention it is RCW 58.


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occultation of 2MASS 11064473-6539495.
Nice investigative work OICURMT.
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Does look a little like Pacman

can't be solar panels as i have none and image over a paddock.

I think its a satellite but that doesn't explain the parallel trail above
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Ron sorry forgot to mention it is RCW 58.


Nice investigative work OICURMT.
Made a little Gif(not easy to do under 200kb)

Does look a little like Pacman

can't be solar panels as i have none and image over a paddock.

I think its a satellite but that doesn't explain the parallel trail above
Based on your gif, it's not a star. Must be a reflection from the solar panels or body. You can see the 2MASS star just above it to the left. I was in a hurry, I should have checked magnitudes, which would have ruled the star out.
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I think its a satellite but that doesn't explain the parallel trail above
Satellites often fly in formations too, which would explain the other trail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satell...rmation_flying
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Satellites often fly in formations too, which would explain the other trail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satell...rmation_flying

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_razor

I think we have a winner!
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