Nightfury

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  1. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    probably this. The normal surface reflections shouldn't be bright enough in 37k km wow, thanks for putting it clear guys and I know more about supernovas , nice
  2. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    ok, that would explain alot. But there is one last thing unclear to me: when it's at it's apogee, and illuminated, how does it not reflect light anymore after this three minutes? At this hight there should be enough light...
  3. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Yep, and in the northern part of Germany, it's ~ 52° above the equator (when in orbit)
  4. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Sounds like it was a iridium flare. Problem again, it was not moving, and lasted minutes. Btw pretty nice how many reply's got here
  5. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    summer time, so UTC/GMT + 2
  6. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Trying it now. But here are the information: Lat 52.6 Lon 10.3 UTC + 2 (Summer time) UTC + 1 (Standart Time) EDIT: Only after 9pm, the sighting was 8:30pm, so a bit off
  7. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Is there a way or a map of satellites , where you could find such a sat ?
  8. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Good Idea. Just a question: are there comsats at a latitute of 52° in a stationairy orbit ?
  9. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Is this possible at a different place in the sky, than the "original" source? Venus was about 25° above horizon and the dot roughly 85°
  10. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Venus was between the sun and the Moon at this time I can't remember correctly, but I think it was moving with the sun.
  11. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Hot air ballon, well not very likely in my area, but would explain the stuff afterwards. Helikopter, yeah. As you can see on the picture there was no special shape and you would hear it. Furthermore they don't fly that high... Not trying to deny anything, sounds just unlikely (As a Supernova). Would need to be something else I think
  12. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Yeah that's true. The problem with a plane or so is, this thing doesn't moved a single bit. I thougt of it in the first moments, but it stayed at the same place all the time
  13. Nightfury

    (Maybe) Supernova found

    Hey Guys Yesterday evening( ~8:30pm local) I was photographing the Moon and sunset, when some bright spot apeared roughly 85° above the horizon. It was the first star to see, but suddenly (after 3 minutes of appearence) it fainted and then disappeared. There were some dots after dissapearence, which left after a few seconds too. Now my questions are: Is it possible that this was indeed a Supernova (it was even brighter than the moon), with some lighted gas from the Star or was it a meteor coming in completely straight? (would not be a good explanation, because of the relative long visible time) I know that the probability of such an event inside the milky way is like 20 +- 8 per millennium, but there is one It could be something completly different, but I can't imagine a thing at the time. A picture of the dot:
  14. Nightfury

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    maybe a NASA restriction , perhaps they wan't to do it overly secured
  15. Nightfury

    ULA launch thread

    I see the ISS. When should this happen ?