[OT] Need help in identifying a comet like object

From: Sankaranarayanan K V (kvsankar@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2013 - 20:14:22 UTC

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    Perhaps my question is off-topic for this list - but I thought I will check
    anyway since it might have something to do with ISS.
    On February 8th early morning I saw a comet like object (fuzzy white with a
    tail) from about 3:30 am to 5:30 am Indian Standard Time (February 7th 10
    pm UTC onwards) from Coorg - a southern Indian town. It was quite bright
    and it first appeared somewhere in Centaurus in the southern sky. It  moved
    very quickly through Lupus, Scorpius, and Serpens in a span of about 2
    hours while its brightness reduced rapidly. One could see its movement in
    the binocular FoV.
    Now, how do I figure out what the object could be?
    Could this have been be a liquid waste dump from the ISS? Is there any way
    to confirm this?
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