Re: Fuel Dump over Chile

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:21:09 +0100
Hi Joe,

This is most likely related to the Chinese launch to geostationary earlier
today. Do you have the time the image was taken, the general direction and
camera/lens properties?


On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Skywayinc--- via Seesat-l <> wrote:

> Bill Bogardus of the Amateur Observers' Society of New York posted this
> message (below) on the club's Internet mailing list a short while ago.
>  Bill
> is visiting Chile in the vicinity of La Serena and the Cerro Tololo
> Inter-American Observatory.  Tonight Bill apparently caught sight of a
> fuel  dump.
> I'm wondering if anyone on the list might know where this may have
> emanated from . . . I've included a link from one of Bill's images.
> -- joe rao
> The surprises just don't end.  This night the hosts had two paid
> astronomers over to our cabanas to show the skies to a family that had
> arrived  this
> day.  I was invited to observe the session even though it was in  Spanish
> but found it interesting to see what they were showing.  Someone  pointed
> out
> a strange sight saying essentially "what's that".  Lucky for me  I'd seen
> it
> before.  It was a spent rocket booster de-gassing in low  orbit.  I'm not
> sure where it must have launched from to be over Chile but  managed to
> grab a
> camera and take a few shots.
> See:
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