It isn’t a bird, it isn’t a plane…

Posted by @ 1:47 pm on Monday 27th May, 2013.
Categories: Astrostuff, My vids

I caught this thing on video while out shooting the Moon with my telescope this morning.

This clip is a 10fps cut from a 1-minute video, originally 60fps.
No post-processing apart from the addition of frame times and numbers in VirtualDub.

Telescope: 6" f/9 RC Astrograph - 152mm Aperture / 1370mm Focal Length.
Camera: DMK 21AU04.AS (Sony ICX098BL CCD chip 640 x 480 pixels @ 5.6 µm x 5.6 µm).
Calculated FOV: 6.7 x 9.0 arcmin.
FOV centre: Alt: 17 deg, Az: 178 deg, RA: 18h, Dec: -21 deg

I'm trying to work out if it's a satellite, a rock or just space-junk.

If I figure it out, I'll let you know.

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3 Responses to “It isn’t a bird, it isn’t a plane…”

  1. Shirley says:

    I think you're a bit thinking what I was thinking.. it's an alien spaceship!
    there's a photo of an alien spaceship "discovered" on the moon.. it has been going around the web since forever but it's the first i saw it. >>

  2. BG! says:

    Well, so far I've not found it on any space-mission database, any satellite database, any PHA database or any NEO database, so it's either a rock or a chunk of space-junk. And if it is space-junk, I'm assuming that it's our space-junk.

    YMMV, depending on how crack-pot your ideas and/or beliefs are.

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