|Occurred : 11/24/2019 02:00 (Entered as : 11/24/19 02:00)
Reported: 11/24/2019 12:56:46 AM 00:56
Location: Walker, LA
|Astrophotographer sees 5 dim orangish lights travel across the sky while imaging.
I’m an amateur astrophotographer. I had just set up for another round of exposures on the Orion Nebula. I had stepped back from my imaging rig while it ran and was viewing Orion with a smaller hand held refractor. 5 relatively dim lights in an almost straight line passed into the view of my scope. It was odd, so I tracked it by hand all the way to the horizon where I lost sight of it. I spend at least a couple nights a week imaging deep sky objects. I’m used to seeing planes, satellites, meteors, and other normal things. This one was different. The lights were too dim to be a normal plane, way dimmer than stars. They were dim, but seemed large, like they were closer than a satellite would be. They would have been too dim to see with the naked eye though. They were not in a perfectly straight line, but stayed the same distance from each other. So I’m assuming they were part of the same object. All five lights were the same size, shape, and brightness. I woul! d describe them as a really dim orange or brown color. They traveled across the sky about as fast as a plane would. I am aware of Elon musk’s star link satellites, but I’m pretty sure that isn’t what I saw. I don’t particularly believe in “alien” ufo’s, but I’m not sure what this was and I could not find something that matched what I saw.