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The first image: Vega star in the constellation of Lyra (alone).
The second image: The object in front to Vega star is Atlas Centaur 2 Rocket R/B. I indentify it with Heavens Above. Spacetrack catalog number 694. This Centaur-D upper stage was the first liquid hydrogen fuelled rocket to successfully reach orbit. (Source Heavens Above).
First image: Date: 07-24-2014. Hour: 20:01 (01:01).
Second image: Date: 07-24-2014. Hour: 20:01 (01:01).
Both images: Equal trajectory (WSW NNW NE). Telescope reflector aperture 114mm (4.5"), focal length 900mm, eyepiece (1.25") 13mm and Barlow 2X. Digital camera 10 megapixels and optical zoom 5X ISO 400. Pictures enlarged and cutting.