American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Wed, 08/11/2021 - 23:37

Hi all,

tonight I was taking some 60 sec long exposures with a fisheye to catch some meteors and in one frame a very bright spot appeared in Sagitta's area. It was not present in the previous nor in the next frame and looking at a star chart, it looks there is no known object in that area so I guess it is an artifact but better to ask, I think.
Attached the frame with some references to identify the area. Unfortunately, as I was just chasing some meteors, I didn't put the time stamp on the frame but it was taken at around 20.00 UTC



P.S. I'm sorry, something went wrong with the upload or with the browser so there are three new topics, but they are all the same and I cannot delete the wrong ones


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Hello Fabio, I have been out photographing also tonight, and I have shot the same area, there is no bright object on any of my shots. 

I would guess it is a bright meteor seen head on.


American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Hi Keith. I was thinking…

Hi Keith. I was thinking something like that as I have no other explanations as the object wasn't there before nor after that frame, Anyhow a very uncommon and rare shot.of a meteor.