Last night my wife and I went outside to witness the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. I set up my Meade ETX 90 with a 26mm lens. I took a couple of pictures of the full moon with my Galaxy S4 using a film negative to negate the brightness of the moon in the eyepiece. After viewing the moon for 10 to 15 minutes, I turned my telescope on the conjunction. I looked thru the eyepiece to make sure that I had them centered as my wife had never had a chance to look at planetary objects via a telescope. I showed her both planets and with Jupiter you could see 3 of it's moons coming off at the 7 o'clock position and one at the 1 o'clock. Theses appeared as small pinpoint objects. I had just taken over the eyepiece once again, and as I looked at the conjunction a pinpoint, pulsating or rapidly blinking light flew thru my view BEHIND Jupiter. Unfortunately the occurrence happened so quickly I didn't have a chance of getting a pic of it. After it passed thru my field of view I quickly looked up with my naked eye to see if I could make it out (the red pinpoint), but it was not to be found in the sky. I can't even begin to describe the speed of what I saw, nor what it could have been. The one thing that I am definitely sure of is that it flew BEHIND Jupiter. The rest of the evening was quiet with the normal air traffic for our area of Los Angeles.
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PA Media December 26, 2021