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Taken by Rocky Raybell on October 11, 2017 @ Keller, Washington
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Exposure Time: 200/10
Aperture: f/3.4
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2017:10:12 03:33:53
 
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Deep sky from here, white light and some pillars starting about 2100 hrs on the 11th. The light in the lower left is something that flys around at night here, pretty much every night of the year. When it occurs its as a flash, no movement, just there and gone. Up high, down low, 0 degrees F to 70s F, all conditions, snow, rain, etc.. Multi-colored, just red, just white, blue, green. Short exposure, long exposure. Sometimes it appears to be two separate sources giving off different colors. No sound, but my dog barked at the sky over its head one night. Still dont know what it is. Thoughts are welcome. From Keller, Washington on October 11, 2017. SX60, ISO 3200 @20 seconds
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My neighbor has an UAV/drone quadcopter w/LEDs that they occasionally fly at night. Also one night they strung LEDs on a kite string flying a clear mylar kite! Anybody have property/campsite/ over there?
Posted by dougr855 2017-10-12 16:15:04
Its something weve considered, but given the location and the year round, in all conditions, behavior it seems unlikely. Seems over the top for a human being. All night long kind of thing. If I go after them, pics, I get them. I think it will take some bucks to figure it out. Much better equipment than I have is needed. I cant get a fast enough exposure at night to capture whats doing it. Just the light it creates. There have been maybe 3 exceptions in 4 years or more. I think I caught something that was either moving towards or away from the camera, or hovering. Not enough form to figure size and shape. Something dark. There have been times Ive caught glowing objects in trees. I think it would be tough navigating in the dark with so many things, mostly trees, to run into.
Posted by rockyraybell 2017-10-13 22:12:48
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