Friday July 29th 2022 I observed a light through my telescope that moved and rapidly moved away from my field of view. I took photos and video.


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The date and time: Friday July 29th 2022 11:08pm
Location: Canyon Lake, TX 29.929, -98.376

Direction facing: approximately the West

Telescope used: Zhumell Z130 Reflector Telescope D=130 mm F= 650 mm (f/5.0) model# ZHUS003-1

Eye piece used: KE 25mm Wide Angle fully coated

Camera used: Motorola g stylus 2020

Mount used: Celestron 81035 Basic Smartphone Adapter 1.25"

Calibration used: SVBONY Red Laser Collimator

Telescope is on the pavement of the driveway during this recording Wind has affected the telescope before with this set up, slight wiggles occur to stars being observed and recorded. Constant Drift as well will happen if the telescope is "overextended" to create an imbalance, however that wasn't the case when this was recorded.
I used the main rear video camera

Main Camera
Triple48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
16 MP, f/2.2, 117˚ (ultrawide), dedicated video camera (1080p)
2 MP, f/2.2, (macro)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)

Using my telescope and cell phone camera I placed the telescope on the drive way pavement facing approximately the West. From what I recall the telescope angle of observation was at tree level or just above, the trees are approximately 20 to 30 feet tall, but I'm really not sure on their height they are mainly cedar and oak.

On my screen I saw a light blinking and it appeared to be moving. So I decided to take pictures of it to capture hopefully better fidelity than the video camera. After taking a series of photos I then started recording video. I keep my screen very dim as to not mess with my eyes, however faintly I could see the light. Then as I'm watching the light disappears, as this happens I touch my phone screen to adjust the brightness. So at then end of the video of you see camera movements that is me touching the screen, not moving the telescope.

I could not see this light with my naked eye.

I haven't checked the order of the photos submitted or the time stamps order but you will see a few of them are a minute apart from the video. I am very sure the pictures taken one minute from the video time stamp are of the same lights. I say this because this video is a year old and I could be misremembering the series of events, but this is what I recall doing, observing, taking photos then taking the video.

If any other information is needed please let me know and I'll provide that information.

Videos and photos Google link

VIDEOS Dropbox video of light video of edited light (contrast, filters, brightness, cropping)

PHOTOS Dropbox photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light photo of light
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Aircraft with strobe lights. I see this practically every day living right under the Gatwick airport flight path.
Possibly this aircraft (green top left)
Thanks for looking this up. I'm providing an exact direction I was looking, minus the exact angle of observation as I recall. If you look at the photo you will notice an RV and a slight break in the trees. I was aimed very much over the RV and through that tree break. From the position I'm the drive way my views are limited due to the trees. Hopefully this information helps narrow down possibilities.

Also this is from 11:11pm can you screen shot from 11:08 or 11:07 when I was actually recording, I wasn't recording at 11:11pm. This plane is two minutes too soon.


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Possibly this aircraft (green top left)
Can you share a screenshot from 11:08 central time and not 11:11, it's a 4 NM difference. I want to see if that actually makes a difference the two minutes. But this is really close to my FOV.1694525859230-01.jpeg
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