[amsat-bb] Re: Possible Mystery Spacecraft?
D. Craig Fox
DFox at rwglaw.com
Wed Jun 12 17:23:42 PDT 2013
Answer: go to www.heavens-above.com
put in your location, click on "Daily Predictions for Brighter Satellites". Depending on how dark your sky is, dozens can be visible. Always fun to see and identify.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:18 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Possible Mystery Spacecraft?
I have no ideas as to where to possibly look for an answer to this.
But of course we have all seen satellites, crosing the night sky. and
seen them in binoculars. and even ever more rarely while using a
telescope viewing something in the sky happen to have one of these
things go zipping past.
But a buddy of mine was viewing Saturn the other night, and he spied
something moving. very small and faint. It was almost like a moon of
Saturn itself, but of course these do not move so fast you can see them
This was moving in the same plane and directions of the moons. at a
estimated speed of about 0.02 degrees a minute.
It was passing right through the field with Saturn.
Saturn was located at.
14H, 17m, 50s
-11 deg 00 min,,20 sec
az 196 deg 16 min
el 34 deg 04min
Viewing location near Dodgeville, WI.
anyone have a way to try to learn what this interloper may have been?
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
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