Project Starshine Videos
This page holds video taken by amateur astronomers and other enthusiasts. If you are able to videos or images one of the Starshine satellites, feel free to contribute, we encourage it! We'll take Quicktime MOV's, Microsoft WMV's and RealVideo RM files. E-mail videos of Starshine 3 to the site curator.
February 8, 2002 Starshine 3 Flash
A flash from Starshine 3 recorded by George Varros from Mount Airy Maryland.
Vega is visible at the right edge of the sceen. Only a few bright stars
were visible as the sun was 27 minutes from cracking the horizon. Imaged
using a Super Circuits PC164C monochrome video camera with 8 mm f/1.2
December 25, 2001 Starshine 2 Flashes
An instantaneous first magnitude flash from STARSHINE II was recorded by
Paul Maley on December 25, 2001 from the deck of the cruise ship ROYAL
PRINCESS. The ship was travelling from Port Stanely, Falkland Islands to
Ushuaia, Argentina and was located at 53 deg 07minutes South, 60 degrees 05
minutes West at 0431UT when several flashes from the satellite were seen
visually. An 8mm SONY TRV-35 camcorder was used in low light mode and was
hand held during a gale.
December 21, 2001 Starshine 2 Flashes
This RealVideo recorded by George Varros from Mount Airy Maryland shows two flashes from Starshine 2 as it passes almost directly overhead. The field of view is approximately 75 degrees and uses a Gen II image intensifier coupled to a PC-23-C monochrome video camera.
December 16 2001 Starshine 2 Flash
Starshine 2, probably taken on December 16 2001 - Picture taken by Hubert
Degroote, 8seconds ,Sony DSC-S75. Further data on time or flashes is
December 5, 2001 STS-108 launch
This image of STS-108 some 7 minutes after its 5:19pm EST liftoff, was captured by
David Varros from Frederick Maryland, a couple of hundred kilometers away,
using a Celestron C-8 telescope and video camera. Knots of dense gas can be seen
travelling down the length of the flame in this 1/3 speed slow motion video!
December 5, 2001 STS-108 liftoff as seen from Mount Airy, Maryland.
Starshine 3 Olivier Staiger (380 kb Windows Media Video) A single flash from a wide-field camera.
Starshine 3 George Varros (606 kb Windows Media Video) The 3 flashes in this video occur at the very top
of the screen and are dim.