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

A place to post and talk about AstroPhotography
Post Reply
User avatar
pferland
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:38 am
Location: The Universe
Contact:

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

Post by pferland » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:36 pm

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.
90k3bah7vtbx[1].gif
90k3bah7vtbx[1].gif (3.5 MiB) Viewed 2311 times
The best acceleration you can get on a Mac is 9.8ms^2

arizonajon
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 216
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:17 pm
Contact:

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

Post by arizonajon » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:37 pm

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

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest