did I observe Cosmos 158?

From: Ralf Vandebergh (ralf.vandebergh@home.nl)
Date: Thu Apr 21 2011 - 13:26:08 UTC

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    Was actually out last night trying to get an additional observation for my Aureole-2 rocket tumbling imaging project, but finally came in with 
    a totally other observation. Few minutes later an object with clear reddish color appeared in the Big Dipper and was tumbling very strange and 
    irrigular, one of the nicest and strangest objects I’ve ever seen. The object moved from South to NNW and searched in Calsky until mag 8 but
    only one object matched with the orbit and direction: Cosmos 158, the first prototype soviet navigation satellite launched in 1967.
    
    Is there any comparing data available of this satellite matching my sighting? It was listed in Calsky as mag 6.4 but was much brigher and 
    visible with the naked eye, maybe due to the tumbling. Unfortunately I was not at the telescope, but if this is really Cosmos 158 I will have
    some new oppertunities this week for a telescopic capture.
    
    Best wishes,
    Ralf
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