|Occurred : 9/10/2005 18:05 (Entered as : 09/10/2005 18:05)
Reported: 9/10/2005 9:47:48 PM 21:47
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
|Gig Harbor, WA Sept. 10th, 6:00+ p.m.: Three lights in triangular formation cross telescope field of view...
While observing the Moon at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept 10th, using an Orion Starmax 102mm EQ with a 25mm eyepiece, three lights in triangular formation crossed my field of view. I followed them, skewing West, for a minute or two. The formation changed according to the speed of the upper two lights.
I left the telescope to get a digital camera to record the event. Upon returning, the lights were out of view, and I couldn't find them using the hour-angle adjuster, as before.
These lights were bright enough to stand out against a sunlit sky, as was the Moon at the time. I could not see them with the naked eye. These appeared as lights; no discernable craft were observed. This event occured after 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10th, looking south from Gig Harbor, WA.