posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 07:35 PM
Originally posted by icblue
I was not able to make another obs since then, cause the sky has ever been covered with clouds. (darn European winters).
What intrigues me most is this tubular or lenticular appearance.
The weather here in the UK has been beautifully clear the past few days. My telescope is not set up right now, but if it is clear again tomorrow
night I might unpack it from hibernation and take a look myself. I can't take video but if I see anything I'll piggyback my monster lens (opteka LR
1300HD) and take a picture. At the very least it will rule out any lens flare effect.
The shape is intriguing, I agree. My first thought was a galaxy, but that would move across the sky at the same rate as betelgeuse and not move away
from it, and I'm not aware of a galaxy in that position.
I must admit it has me both puzzled and fascinated.
Edit to add:
Originally posted by nerbot
Nothing to do with an accident between 2 satellites is it?
They collided over Suberia. There is debris.
U.S. Strategic Command is tracking hundreds of satellite fragments. In the 48+ hours since the collision, the debris swarm has spread around both
orbits. Experts characterize the distribution as a pair of "clumpy rings"; one ring traces the orbit of Iridium 33, the other traces the orbit of
It could be related. You'd have to know the exact position of the debris in the sky in relation to your location to be sure.
Another edit: What kind of telescope are you using?
[edit on 13/2/09 by AngelInterceptor]