This is another great nightscape from Christian Widebeck over at Syrinx Photography , a new addition to the astrophotography club. The image was taken in Dear Trail, Colorado in early July.
The object streaking across the sky is the subject of a little controversy. Christian originally classified it as a meteor, but upon a closer examination of the trail, you’ll notices the object is moving slowly across the sky (much too slow for a meteor). My initial guess was some type of satellite, but it’s still abnormally bright and slow since it isn’t the ISS. Another photographer points out the object is likely an airplane (a close examination of the picture shows several individual lines, colored white, red, and blue, among other tells).