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Occurred : 5/22/2003 22:35 (Entered as : 05/22/03 22:35)
Reported: 6/23/2003 1:38:40 AM 01:38
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Wichita/Mulvane, KS
Shape: Other
Duration:10 sec
a "star" was moving fast, but not too fast in a telescope.

I was stargazing with a telescope and one of the "stars" was moving diagonally. The tripod was free and I tracked the object till it left the horizon. its speed was very fast. I could just barely keep it in the viewfinder, but both my girlfriend and I saw it. I have seen satelites before and this was MUCH faster than one of them and this was far slower than a meteorite. There were several witnesses with me and the object was not visible to the naked eye. In the telescope the object's size and magnitude was that of a +4 star. Again, I tracked the object in the viewfinder and my girlfriend just saw it for about a second, and it moved in a northern direction