Streak in SW3 movie

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Streak in SW3 movie

Post by Pete » Tue May 23, 2006 11:30 pm

Looking closely at the first part of today's animated GIF, one sees a faint streak cross above the comet from right to left. Satellite?

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Post by ColoradoSky » Wed May 24, 2006 1:15 am

yup I could see it in both the APOD and big versions. Very straight line. I'm with you on the satellite theory.

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Post by harry » Wed May 24, 2006 9:04 am

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Satellite or a shooting star

I'd say a shooting star.
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Post by Pete » Wed May 24, 2006 3:53 pm

I also thought it was a shooting star, but the movie's made of 49-second exposures of a relatively narrow field of view (?), and the streak appears in more than one frame; its actual speed across the sky seems too slow for a shooting star.

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Post by harry » Thu May 25, 2006 8:18 am

Hello All

Smile,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,its one or the other.

Maybe a UFO,,,,,,,,,,,just joking.

We have had some light discussions lately.
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Post by BMAONE23 » Thu May 25, 2006 4:47 pm

Harry
it is an

Unidentified
Flying
Object

you got it