|Occurred : 5/20/2006 22:10 (Entered as : 05/20/06 22:10)
Reported: 5/21/2006 2:37:16 PM 14:37
Location: Spring Hill, FL
|2 points of light seen from a small telescope
While observing with a small, wide field telescope I spotted what I thought was space debree. I at first saw one pinpoint of light traveling north to south, as it passed across the eyepiece i then noticed a second point of light.
These lights moved together. I do not know the distance beween them but can only say I used a wide angle eyepieces, of 60 degress. These 2 objects fit with in 50 degrees of this eyepiece, just enough to track them both in the same field of view.
These objects did appear to move as one unit the entire time i watched them I have sme figures that may help in identifying them The scope used was a 4 and 1/2 inch f4 wide field scope.
eyepiece used was also widefield 60 degrees. 20mm. Which would put it at 20x magnification.
I did not have setting circles so I do not know the elevation. But, these objects did pass by M13 which is in hercules. they were within a degree of it from my location.
The amount of sky covered within this viewing was from anywhere north. And I lost track around scorpio as my scope is in a cradle mount and was hitting the back of the chair that I had it on.
the entire time I view I guessing is 5 minutes.
i did see a plane or jet pass in front of my scope as viewing ese objects also.
It was in front of them.
So they deffinitly were further out.
These lights never blinked they stayed steadily lit. No flickering and no other lights emmiting from either of them.
they moved so perfecgtly ogether that it did seem as one object, I didnt see anything between them that would suggest this.