posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 06:45 PM
I'm an Amateur astronomer with a dobsonian telescope with a 10 inch mirror, and often times whil trying to align a celestial object I will see a ball
of light zipping by through my scope.
I've seen videos on the internet of the same thing, that claim these points of light are UFO's, when in reality they are satellites.
on wednesday at 8:25pm the ISS(International Space Station) was visible, and it was 1.5x as bright as sirius( the brightest star).
Here is a video on youtube of the ISS, hopefully everyone can see why some may think it is a UFO, especially if it was dimmer like most satellites.
Finally, Here is a website everyone can use if you spot one of these lights in the sky, it will confirm that what you saw was a sat. and also give you
the exact name of the satellite, provided you know your coordinates.
Thank you for reading,