Monday, 13 August 2012

Perseid meteor or ....

This is in the right place and at the right time (the bright star just right of center is Deneb) so might just be a Perseid meteor:
From Astronomy
Clear sky the light pollution even out here in the countryside didn't make for optimal viewing conditions and neither did the camera settings in this instance. You can however just make out a very faint trace of the Milky Way. The other option for the streak in the picture are satellites, but according to my searches the only things in the vicinity were 3 GPS satellites (14,22,24) and passing through that area though moving orthogonally to the steak was Saudisat 1A (SO-41). NOAA-13 was too far to the right of Deneb to be a candidate.

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