IGS 4B bright flare

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Wed Apr 28 2010 - 19:35:57 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    One of my friends, Carl Johannink from Gronau just over the Dutch-German border, 
    had a satellite flaring brightly on one of his meteor all-sky camera images of 
    last night (27-28 Apr, near 00:10 UTC).
    
    I identified it as IGS 4B (2007-005B, # 30587).
    
     From the image, the flare is well in the negative magnitudes (it is Iridium-like).
    
    As far as I know, it is unusual for an IGS to flare so brightly (I have only 
    seen the defunct IGS 1B do it).
    
    - Marco
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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