|Occurred : 12/11/2011 20:08 (Entered as : 12/11/11 20:08)
Reported: 12/17/2011 1:13:02 PM 13:13
Location: Washington, DC
|Luminous object thought to be a star?
Taking random sky scans using 200 mm F 2.8 lens @ 20000 ISO, I decided to take stationary platform shots of the stars on a relatively clear night. I fired 23 continuous frames in high speed mode using a RC D700 Nikon. I focused on the stars and started taking a series of rapid fire images. I had to focus on a star, and set the lens to manual, then start the burst of frames with the remote control.
When I loaded the data into the computer, one of the objects thought to be a star was in motion. The samples show the object, though in a straight flight trajectory, the frames show this object was sweeping, each exposure sample showed a different flight angular positioning of this object relative to the stars around it. I have 19 continuous frames showing this object taken from a RC camera* It was luminous like the stars*, and way up in the sky, it would not have been visible by the human eye*