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Busy skies


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About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
14/12/2017 - 17:16
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Sony A7s + Canon 85mm, f/1.2
12 minutes of video at 25fps
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This is a composite of all the objects detected in a 12 minute video clip from 17:16:51 to 17:29:30 UTC on 2017-12-14. There are three meteors here but all the rest of the objects are relatively low orbit artificial satellites which are in sunlight at this time of night. The number of satellite detections falls dramatically later in the evening as the Earth's shadow reaches a higher altitude. A timelapse video of this image is here and this shows how busy the skies are at that time of night.


NickDHewitt's picture

Bloody Hell. I thought Northampton was bad!

pmulli's picture

Hi Nick low Earth orbit; soon there will be no parking space!


Peter Carson's picture

Should get a good display when they all collide!

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