M102, Messier 102, NGC 5866

A few nights back (Friday the 13th to be exact!), I watched as a bright light “flew” across the sky. Flying swiftly from West to East, by the time I was able to get my iphone video camera out it was nearly covered by the trees. Binoculars handy, I pulled them out to take a peek but didn’t see any definitive shape. No flashing “wing lighting” of an airplane, not even contrails that you’d normally expect to see this time of year. However, it was on a path that I More >