Fuel Dump over Chile

From: Skywayinc--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:58:49 -0500
Bill Bogardus of the Amateur Observers' Society of New York posted this  
message (below) on the club's Internet mailing list a short while ago.   Bill 
is visiting Chile in the vicinity of La Serena and the Cerro Tololo  
Inter-American Observatory.  Tonight Bill apparently caught sight of a fuel  dump.  
I'm wondering if anyone on the list might know where this may have  
emanated from . . . I've included a link from one of Bill's images.
 
-- joe rao 
 
The surprises just don't end.  This night the hosts had two paid  
astronomers over to our cabanas to show the skies to a family that had arrived  this 
day.  I was invited to observe the session even though it was in  Spanish 
but found it interesting to see what they were showing.  Someone  pointed out 
a strange sight saying essentially "what's that".  Lucky for me  I'd seen it 
before.  It was a spent rocket booster de-gassing in low  orbit.  I'm not 
sure where it must have launched from to be over Chile but  managed to grab a 
camera and take a few shots. 
 
See: http://tinyurl.com/ohdssvp

wbogardu_at_optonline.net 
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