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Occurred : 3/21/2015 20:30 (Entered as : 03/14/2015 20:30)
Reported: 3/22/2015 6:53:43 PM 18:53
Posted: 3/26/2015
Location: Louisville, KY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 minutes
This object was spherical, almost looked like a circular disk with a bright glint on the edge of this disk seen thru a 8" Dobsonian.

i am a amateur astronomer. On the 21st of March, 2015, I was in my backyard with my telescope trained on Venus, Comet Lovejoy in Cassiopie, etc., in the western/northern sky. I use a Telrad reflex sight makes it easy for me to quickly find and train my 8" Dobsonian on any object in the sky, including aircrafts, ISS, Iridium satellites etc.

I saw this low flying red light moving towards my observing position from the West. I trained my Telrad at this object, quickly moved to the erect image finder scope with a 8x magnification-widefield. To my surprise, no blinking lights (no sound) and the object looked lower than a traditional sattelite in the twilight sky.

Went back to the Telrad realigned it in the bulls eye and looked at it thru the main telescope this time. I was awestruck by what I saw. This object was spherical almost looked like a circular disk with a bright glint on the edge of this disk (observing time 1 to 2 seconds thru main telescope) moved qui! ckly thru my field of view. I tried to locate it again but it was gone.

Never seen anything like this in the last 20 odd years i have been observing. Has anybody else seen it?


((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))

**I accidentally entered the wrong date on the previous report**i am a amateur astronomer. On the 21st of march 2015 (**03/21/2015 correct date**)

i was in my backyard with my telescope trained on Venus, Comet Lovejoy in Cassiopie, etc in the western/ Northern sky. I use a Telrad reflex sight; makes it easy for me to quickly find and train my 8" Dobsonian on any object in the sky including aircrafts, ISS, Iridium satellites etc. I saw this low flying red light moving towards my observing position from the West. I trained my Telrad at this object, quickly moved to the erect image finder scope with a 8x magnification-widefield. To my surprise no blinking lights (no sound) and the object looked lower than a traditional satellite in the twilight sky.

Went back to the Telrad re-aligned it in the bulls eye and looked at it thru the main telescope this time. I was awestruck by what I saw. This object was spherical almost looked like a circular disk with a bright! glint on the edge of this disk (observing time 1 to 2 seconds thru main telescope) moved quickly thru my field of view. I tried to locate it again but it was gone. Never seen anything like this in the last 20 odd years i have been observing. Has anybody else seen it ?