I live in Hyderabad. Around a week ago, I, with my mother went to observe the planets from my roof I had observed Jupiter and Saturn till they went down below the horizon and then I was ready to move my telescope on Mars which was about just above my head. When I looked at it I saw a really strange 5 dotted flying thing fly a little towards the left of Mars. I asked my mother, and as she had sight and was not wearing spectacles, She didn't see it as 5 dots, but a thin straight line. I know that it cannot be a rocket or jet plane as it left no trail, and it can't be a plane or helicopter as it made no sound. I read a similar post about 2-3 weeks ago about a U.F.O collecting stars, but this was not at all like it. Could anyone tell me if it was anything known or if that is really an Undefined Flying Object?

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    $\begingroup$ What you describe is not an astronomical object. We don't analyse UFO sightings, unless they appear to describe a misidentified astronomical object. We don't know what you saw. We don't know if you saw anything. We can't respond to UFO sightings. But its probably a plane. $\endgroup$
    – James K
    Commented Oct 22, 2020 at 3:27
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    $\begingroup$ @JamesK should speak for JamesK and not for everyone. There is no "we" here except for the Royal we and I don't think that that is what is intended. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 22, 2020 at 7:46
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    $\begingroup$ @RyugaGod have a look at Are there Starlink train-finding websites? and the answer there. Do you think it was some Starlink satellites? They definitely move in a straight line, though sometimes they cluster is a little staggered they still move together. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 22, 2020 at 7:49
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh On some research, you were most probably right, most likely what I saw was starlink train 12. Maybe due to some clouds on that part of the sky, 8 was unable to see the entire train. Thanks for your help. $\endgroup$
    – RyugaGod
    Commented Oct 23, 2020 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ @RyugaGod You can consider leaving a short answer post with the same information that's in your comment. You can also click the "accept" checkmark. It's always satisfying when a question is answered and helps the sites statistics a little bit. Congratulations on seeing a train, I still haven't actually seen one for real yet :-) $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 23, 2020 at 2:44

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On some research, most likely what I saw was StarLink train 12. Maybe due to some clouds on that part of the sky, I was unable to see the entire train. Thanks. Also, I do not know if I am right, this is what I thought, when I read the launches page on this website.


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