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Iridium 81 - 6.2.2017 at 20.52 Vaasa, Vähäkyrö Observation number 60921

Visibility V / V

I have several pictures out there of the incident. Apparently it was an Iridium satellite? The exposure of the first image started at 20:52:56 and lasted 13 sec. (I have 2 seconds of 2 pictures). At first, the line looked thin and uniform. There were a few miscellaneous seconds in between, but the flight path is very noticeable. The rest of the pictures I took were taken for 6 sec with exposure and the last one showing a thin line is started at 20:55:43. I will now include here an image that is a 6 sec exposure image and when it looked thickest. It went from south to north (the moon was visible roughly behind its back).

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    • Iridium 81
    • Erittäin näyttävä
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Canon 600d

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