Pretty sure I captured a satellite about to cross in front of Saturn.

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Pretty sure I captured a satellite about to cross in front of Saturn.

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While I was up in Northern Maine last week, I took my telescope and camera up with me. I was only able to get two good nights of views. After reviewing the videos, the first night, it looks like I captured a satellite just before it crossed in front of Saturn right before I adjusted the position of the scope.

I took the 6 frames and made them 16x brighter than what they were recorded at (which was 500ms per frame.) and made an animation out of them.
Initially I was just trying to get a better image of the two moons closer to the planet when I noticed the extra movement.
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Pretty sure I captured a satellite about to cross in front of Saturn.

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Cool - seems reasonable. Or, aliens were launching an attack on Saturn...
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