Below is is an Iridium flare caused by sunlight reflecting off the parabolic dish of a satellite that is part of the Iridium system. This one occurred due north of my location at Sept 1, 8: 25pm PDT. Polaris is the star next to the flare. You can see the little dipper extend up and left from Polaris. The photo was about 30 seconds at F3.2 at ISO 200.