Something just flared brilliantly cruising up with USA 129!

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2007 - 16:45:13 EDT

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    This really is a very fine picture!
    The fainter of the two objects on the image is USA 129. I have not yet 
    identified the other object, flaring to mag. -1.5 on the image! Image is from 
    20:12:11.1 - 20:12:21.8 UTC.
    Visually it was very cool two see the two cruising up together on more or less 
    parallel tracks, only a few degrees apart, the one chasing the other. The flare 
    was very cool!
    I saw USA 129 itself (I think) flare to mag. 0 a minute earlier low east. It 
    remained at mag. +1 for quite a while, enough to get a good trail.
    - Marco  :-)
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, Cospar 4353
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