Re: Help please : Marco???? ......Unknown flare 2025 gmt

From: ComHem (b.gimle@comhem.se)
Date: Thu Apr 19 2007 - 03:42:45 EDT

  • Next message: Ted Molczan: "TJM obs of 2007 Apr 19 UTC"

    Hello John,
    You would have had Iridium 70, but too early and moving in the wrong
    direction.
    Resurs O1-N4 appears to be right.
    Great detail shot!
    
       Peak Elevation       End of Track
      Time   Azim Elev   Time   Azim Elev VMag Cat # Satellite Name
    -------- ---- ---- -------- ---- ---- ---- ----- --------------
    20:22:34  85° 81°  20:24:24 167° 42°   4.9 25342 IRIDIUM 70
    20:25:29  70° 68°  20:27:05   4° 45°   4.2 25394 RESURS O1-N4
    
    /Bj÷rn
    
    PS. I watched your BBC film clip.
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John Locker"
    
    > I was rather distracted by a slow moving satellite rising from the south
    > and
    > transiting SSE / NNE.
    >
    > It looked to be in an orbit similar in height to Envisat and about 4th
    > magnitude....however it grew rapidly in brightness
    > and started to flare to at least mag 1 at an elevation of approx  75 degs
    ...
    
    
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