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cyswxman
2005-Mar-17, 04:28 AM
Just after 8 PM MST (03 UTC) I happened to be scanning near Polaris for Comet Machholz, when, for the 2nd time, I noticed 3 faint points of light moving in a southeast direction. They were arranged in an isoceles triangle fashion, and all 3 fit in the field of view of my binocs. They were on parallel courses and moved at a speed consistent with satellites.
Is there some sort of satellite grouping that would explain that?

eburacum45
2005-Mar-17, 04:47 AM
A NOSS Triad;
http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/ac160/010905preview.html
http://satobs.org/seesat/Apr-2002/0079.html

Crazieman
2005-Mar-17, 04:54 AM
Must be nice to be able to see stars, let alone a satellite. :-?

Jpax2003
2005-Mar-17, 05:26 AM
Let's hope it's not a set of nuclear warheads separated from the bus. If it is, we'll know shortly...

kg034
2005-Mar-17, 06:18 AM
Let's hope it's not a set of nuclear warheads separated from the bus. If it is, we'll know shortly...
You and your nuclear dreams :P

mickal555
2005-Mar-17, 07:40 AM
Could be a plane....
We have a joke about planes being a cluster of three satalights

cyswxman
2005-Mar-17, 02:34 PM
A NOSS Triad;
http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/ac160/010905preview.html
http://satobs.org/seesat/Apr-2002/0079.html
That sounds like it!! Thanks! :)

Wally
2005-Mar-22, 07:03 PM
An incredibly cool thing to see, isn't it! I had just heard of these a few days before heading north for some fishing. It was pitch black out, and the sky looked spectacular. As I was gazing up, I noticed a "3 point arrowhead" gliding silently overhead. Very dim, but also very cool!

I would have freaked if I hadn't just learned about these rascals! :lol:

Nick
2005-Mar-22, 07:21 PM
Must be nice to be able to see stars, let alone a satellite. :-?

I agree - all I see here is yellow street lights...

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=465305&y=100607&z=5&sv=465305,100607& st=4&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&dn=770

Nick :x

Padawan
2005-Mar-22, 09:38 PM
Hehe, I live in a city, a small one though, but my backyard is still very good for astronomical observations. Many areas in Sweden arent that light polluted, fortunately.


:)

Jorge
2005-Mar-22, 11:08 PM
Hehe, I live in a city, a small one though, but my backyard is still very good for astronomical observations. Many areas in Sweden arent that light polluted, fortunately.


:)

want to trade? its 00:08 am, i can still see the plants, and other junk in my yard! where i live there is a lot of light polution :(, only time i can see stars is when i'm on vacation