Location of Sighting: Kitt Peak Observatory, Arizona
Date of Sighting: August 1, 2015
Time of Sighting: 2:28 PM MST
Description: This image was discovered by a PROFESSIONAL ASTRONOMER (See his report below):
How did I find this observation? As a professional astronomer and the associate telescope scientist for the WINY 0.9 Meter
Telescope Consortium that maintains the Kitt Peak 0.9 meter telescope located just west of the 2.1 meter telescope, I have set the default page for each of my browsers to http://www.noao.edu/kpno/kpcam/index.shtml, a web page that normally shows both a north-facing and south-facing view of Kitt Peak. The south-facing camera is currently off-line as KPNO personnel complete extensive work on the 4.0 meter telescope. Using this website, I keep track of the KPNO weather on a daily basis
in order to anticipate what the weather will be for the following night of observations.
So I came upon the observation of the UAP entirely accidentally yesterday afternoon when opening up a browser window. Recognizing it’s significance, I immediately downloaded the frame containing the object. However, because I took several minutes to examine this picture carefully to eliminate the possibility this was a buzzard ora military aircraft***, I was unable to download the several frames immediately following the one containing the UAP. I had to wait until today to extract the frames mentioned above from the entire data set contained at the first link.
I will not spend time attempting to analyze the object in the 14:28:13 MST data set because I want to present this observation to our community as quickly as possible. Except for examining the pictures immediately before and after the frame in question, I have not attempted to search the data set from all of August 1st to see if a similar object can be found. Nor have I examined the data sets from previous days. Hopefully, one or more of our group will undertake such an examination over the next few days while these unique sets of data are readily available on-line at the first URL