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    I was getting my first view of the Orion nebula (i think) when this very tiny object which looked like a faint star went zooming past. It took about 5 seconds to go across my FOV. I was using an 8" reflector at x48. It freaked me out a bit I've seen satellites before with the naked eye, but this was so far away and moving so fast. A comet? An Imperial-class Star Destroyer Any ideas?
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    You most likely saw a meteor. It happens quite often at the eyepiece.
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    Five seconds to cross the FOV seems a bit leisurely for a meteor. I'm thinking satellite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithBC View Post
    Five seconds to cross the FOV seems a bit leisurely for a meteor. I'm thinking satellite.
    Must have been a very small or very high one, maybe a small stealthy spy satellite. Or maybe just a bit of boring orbiting space junk, but i'm sticking with star destroyer for now, but now i've mentioned star destroyer i'm off to watch the empire strikes back .
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    I have seen several star destroyers too recently when out observing, but no Death Stars (whew)
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    I would say satellite to.
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    I said meteor and I'm sticking to it. Obviously you don't know about the Star destroyer meteors yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimt View Post
    I said meteor and I'm sticking to it. Obviously you don't know about the Star destroyer meteors yet.

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    Imperial-Class Star Destroyer is far more entertaining... I'll go with that.

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    Satellite--- I see them quit frequently.
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