Dragon CRS6 seen and photographed 20 min after launch, with 3 debris pieces

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:18:27 +0200
Hi all, and especially Jon,

Observed and imaged the Dragon CRS 6 and three closely accompanying debris 
pieces crossing Orion low in the western sky from Leiden, the Netherlands, 
around 20:31 UT, 20 minutes after launch.

Jon did an excellent job with his elset: the Dragon was a mere 45 seconds late 
to it!

De Dragon itself was bright, about +1.5 and easily seen naked eye, seen by both 
me and my girlfriend (who 20 mins earlier watched the launch webcast with me).

I did not visually see the three debris pieces (panel covers and upper stage?) 
flanking it closely as they were faint, but they do show up on my images.

Will post the images later.

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
e-mail: sattrackcam_at_langbroek.org

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Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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