I am new here, and relatively new to serious amateur astronomy, though I have dabbled a bit over the years.
Anyway, I saw something(s) a few weeks back on a night time walk that I can't quite figure out, maybe someone here can help me.
I am familiar with what satellites look like, and this was almost exactly that, except there were 3, in a kind of lopsided triangle formation moving roughly SW to NE approximatly 45 degrees up from the horizon, and were moving faster than I have ever seen one go. Having seen the shuttle fly over low I can say they were moving about that fast, but was several magnitudes dimmer.
There WAS military activity that weekend, but I have mostly ruled that out. No anti-collision lights and if they were tactical then in order to see cockpit glow they would have been low enought that I would have heard the engines. Also I was able to watch them from almost horizon to horizon ( I picked them up about a fist's width from the right and followed them all the way across the sky) and their position relative to each other appeared not to change at all, indicating to me they were very high.
I figure they were sattelites but I didn't know they were ever grouped? Anybody know of what I am talking about?
TIA, Drew in NJ