Object close to ISS, or just hot pixels?

From: Ciprian Sufitchi via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:52:03 -0500
Hi,

This might be a silly question. I was watching recently the Earth from the
HD camera installed on ISS, pointing down to the clouds when I noticed a
small dot on a fixed position relative to camera located
middle-horizontally, about 2/3 down  from top line. I believe I saw this
thing flashing. During night time the dot is not visible. A 3-minute
recording can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oax5cnr_e7Q
(Jan 11, around 23:00 UTC)
Right now the "object" is almost obstructed by a pole recently installed,
but can be seen very close to the pole, on the left side:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload. 
You should maximize the window to see it.
Could that be an object-companion of ISS, a capsule? If yes, which one?

Thanks,
Chip




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