disk with bird

Is this the Russian satellite Express AM-4 transiting the sun? Or is it a wild goose chase! A transit of sun with a centerline above my backyard was scheduled for just the right time. The Russian satellite was launched into the wrong orbit and was destroyed in March of 201, but the rocket booster that launched it remains in orbit and was the object noted at Calsky. But rocket boosters don't have wings, or solar panels. A mystery! Here is the complete passage shown on a single frame of the video.

You might also enjoy this black and white panorama of the sun taken the same day.

July 29, 2012/ captured with Little Big Man, PGR Grasshopper Express 6 megapixel camera

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