Lick Observatory Rocket Plume / Fuel Dump?

From: RICK BALDRIDGE via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:46:41 -0700 (PDT)
Lick Observatory Public Programs Telescope Operator (PPTO) Keith Wandry forwarded some images of a rocket burn / fuel dump that was taken last night at Lick Observatory on 6/18/2022 at approximately 23:15 Pacific Daylight Time (6/19 06:15 UT) from near the 40" Nickel Telescope at 37.34302, -121.63717, 4200 ft MSL,  The plume is approximately Azimuth 72.9° (NE), Alt 8.1° in the constellation Pegasus.

We suspect this is from the Falcon-9 GlobalStar FM15 launch, as the SARah1 payload launched also on a Falcon-9 from Vandenberg 16 hours earlier that day would not have had the orbital plane visible.

Perhaps a SeeSat-er can give a definitive identification for this event


Rick Baldridge
Campbell, CA
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