Re: 4542 UNID.

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:36 +0200
alberto rango via Seesat-l schreef op 28-9-2014 23:27:
> Looking for OTV3,  I saw a strange object, naked eye, same direction of OTV3
> trajectory,
> but about 17 below.
> Strange object:
> First point when discovered, magnitude zero  with a 15 radius halo,
> followed naked eye showing the decreasing of halo.
> Second point magnitude + 2  with halo almost disappeared.
> Then I lost it because of an obstacle (big tree).
> No airplane positional lights.
>
>
> 99999 99099Z   4542 F 20140928181236760 17 24 1717000+541400
> 99999 99099Z   4542 F 20140928181248990 17 24 2119000+631500
>
> Positional uncertainty   +/-  30'.


Hi Alberto,

Was it orange in colour?

In that case, it could very well be a 'Thai lantern' (a miniature hot-air 
balloon consisting of a bag and a small burner: very popular at garden parties). 
The 'halo' then is the bag being illuminated by the burner at the bottom.

I have repeatedly seen those here during observations, especially in summer.

- Marco

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