Remote sighting of HST

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Thu Mar 06 2003 - 12:53:29 EST

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    At the Vuyatela cam on I observed what appears to be
    the HST.  It was in the upper left of the picture and appears slightly
    blurred.  It was not present in previous or subsequent frames.
    According to the timestamp the object was seen at Thursday Mar 6 at 04:48:06
    local-  their time is UTC plus 2 (thanks Bjorn for reminding me to mention
    the latter!)
    It was actually seen by me at around 4:50 which corresponds nicely to a mag
    1.6 pass of the HST-  the cam timestamp may well be inaccurate as it is
    known to be out on some other cams, and though there may be some lag in
    receiving the picture I doubt if it is as much as  2 minutes!
    Location of Vuyatela is 25.70780S, 31.53490E and according to the owners the
    cam is pointing 021 degrees.
    (It appears that the previous unidentified sighting may have been car
    headlights from a game drive!)
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand
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