Asteroid or satelitte, masked

My first post. I will browse the topics to see if this type of subject is already posted.

It seems too bright to be an asteroid, and since the brightness is masked, I wonder if it a slow and distant man-made satellite.

http://www.legacysurvey.org/viewer?ra=23.4367&dec=0.1869&zoom=15&layer=decals-dr5

http://a.legacysurvey.org//viewer/cutout_panels/decals-dr5/242064/S1/?x=34&y=461&size=100 observed 2013-10-08 @ 04:04:

nothing in Small bodies, so not likely to be an asteroid

http://www.legacysurvey.org/viewer/jpl_lookup/?ra=23.4366&dec=0.1868&date=2013-10-08%2004:04:40.986030&camera=decam

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Hi,

Welcome!

I think I’ve seen this feature before. In the single-image cutout you show, it seems to have a strange shape – it’s not a point source. A satellite would either be point-like, or blurred from motion, depending on orbit. This one seems to have a trapezoidal shape. I think it might be a glint in the telescope, perhaps from a nearby star.

Up and to the right you can see a similar blue one.

cheers,
–dustin

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Thank you, found it.
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