I have images!
I swear we just saw this "parked" object(s) on last Saturday night! Here are pictures I took of the object ( Mars )that motivated me to get the telescopes out:
It might be comet Holmes ( actually Mars ), I'm not sure, it was near the head of Orion. What is interesting is that the only "Mars" that is blurring is the one I'm trying to shoot. Just to the left of Mars (I think) we saw a "star" blinking white, green, and red. Over and over again. It was too faint to photograph with my camera but with the telescope the eight of us could see it fine. Strange indeed. I made jedimaster get up from his video games and go out into the freezing cold to view it. It's funny to me that in my pictures only "Holmes" and the building are blurring. The other stars in the background look fine. If it was motion blur shouldn't they blur too?
What we saw blinking was a deep space object, but close enough to be unsettling. Planets might twinkle but they don't blink in multi-color.
The view of "Mars" with the telescope made me think of a cell and I could see a small moon too!.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid … ;plindex=5
edited for clarity; bhang.