Re: Washington State... Rocket?

From: Josh Myer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 18:13:25 -0800
Hi all,

I agree that it's lens flare, but I'm pretty sure it's from the porchlight
on the right.  If you look closely, there's a bright line in the blob.  If
you draw a straight line from the center of that washed out region to the
inflection point of the parabola on the blob, that brighter band lines up
really nicely.

There's also a missing reflection.  In the water, there's a stretched
reflection of the bright object in the sky (planet?) and also a smudge for
the mountain+clouds, but absolutely nothing for the blob.  Given that it's
in between the mountain and the planet in both brightness and vertical
position, we can predict roughly where it's going to show up on the water
vertically, as well as roughly how bright it should be.  No matter how I
twiddle the curves, I can't find a brighter patch in the water where it
belongs.

It's a very pleasant photo to be staring at for this sort of thing,
though.  Lots of nice little details to take in.

On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 4:35 PM Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:

>
> Hi David,
>
> This actually looks like lens flare to me. From a bright object to the
> left of the camera
>
> Marco
>
> Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad
>
> > Op 25 feb. 2022 om 00:03 heeft DAVID DICKINSON via Seesat-l <
> seesat-l_at_satobs.org> het volgende geschreven:
> >
> > ´╗┐Curious if anyone has any input on this possible rocket sighting from
> Washington State on the evening of Feb. 23rd:
> https://twitter.com/NoelBowman13/status/1496706681442488325/photo/2
> > No VAFB launches that I'm aware of.
> > Thanks,
> > Dave Dickinson
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