Tuesday, February 28, 2006

EGP and a tumbling iridium 914

Out of control
iridium satellite # 914
tumbling and putting out bright flashes across
the sky. Watch video here

EGP - blinking across the cloudy sky like a space 'firefly'

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Flaring Slow Meteor

Feb 21 2006 : 'Peak hold' image show the variations in the brightness of the slow meteor in flight causing the 'nodules' look. Watch the video (1.8Mb) pls visit my main page.

A few frames stacked and de-interlaced.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

A fast flasher ...

Feb 18 2006 20:16:28-20:16:32 a fast flasher was seen while waiting for SuitSat to pass 4 minutes later.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

SuitSat1 passing by the Clock - Horologium

First good sunlit night pass since SuitSat was released. However it was fainter than predicted. Still the thought of being able to spot a tumbling Space Suit at ~ 360Km away is marvellous.
SkyMap plot of SuitSat
( see whether you can match this to the image above - diff scale)

Friday, February 17, 2006

A tumbling satellite leaves a 'barb' wire trail

I was testing the "peak-hold w/o generating avi file"
in UFOCapture software.
Then I found this single image.
The trail was ID using Skymap to be 81-050B
or Intelsat 5-1 R/B flasher.
CLICK image to see a larger version.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I got 1/2 a flare tonight..

I readied my 12mm lens and had Canopus on the lower left hand corner to give room for the -3 mag Iridum flare to appear inside the FOV. But I was temporary distracted and by the time I saw it on the screen it was closed to max .. .. i hit the record button and got half a flare instead.
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