Re: On Orbit Rocket Burn Aug. 2 ~0347 UT?

From: David Oesper (oesper@mac.com)
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 03:13:35 UTC

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    Correction: Sierra la Rana is SE of Alpine, TX.  My camera was pointing towards the SSW.
    
    Thanks,
    
    Dave
    
    On Aug 2, 2010, at 10:03 PM, David Oesper wrote:
    
    > I was at Sierra la Rana last night SW of Alpine, TX (30 21 15.8 N, 103 33 55.5 W, 5165 ft.)
    > photographing the Milky Way with a digital SLR on a camera tracker, and started a
    > 5-minute exposure of the Scorpius region around 10:47 p.m. CDT (2010-08-02 0347 UT).
    > The photograph shows a circular reddish cloud located in Norma at about
    > 15h 43m -48d 46' (2000) that was not visible to the unaided eye. There is no nebula at this
    > location, nor does this appear to be a "ghost" image in the optics, so I suspect this is a
    > rocket plume from some rocket firing in Earth orbit.
    > 
    > Here's the full-resolution image for your review.
    > 
    > http://skythisweek.info/SLR201008020347_1543-4846.jpg
    > 
    > You will find the "nebula" in the lower right portion of the image.
    > 
    > Are any of you aware of a rocket firing on orbit a few minutes before 2010-08-02 0347 UT?
    > 
    > Thanks much,
    > 
    > David Oesper
    > Alpine, TX  USA
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