Shooting stars/meteors?

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Karen_Wilson99
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Shooting stars/meteors?

Post by Karen_Wilson99 »

Hi

I was just looking through my binoculars in the direction of Orion/Betelgeuse and I saw several moving stars. They were travelling across the sky but not visible with the naked eye. What could these have been?

Fascinating.

Thanks in advance.

Karen
Karen_Wilson99
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Post by Karen_Wilson99 »

I mean, of course, the naked eye. Lapse of concentration there!

Thanks,
Karen
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Post by David Frydman »

Dear Karen,
Maybe artificial satellites.
Regards, David
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Post by The Bat »

I'd say satellites. I normally see a few through my telescope finder when I'm out and occasionally one passes through the scope's field of view.

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