Visual observation of HXMT (re: challenge)

From: Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:50:37 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Tristan,

The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope
(= HXMT; 2017-034A, #42758) is the only
candidate that I found:

Does it match your observation?

I just observed from 19:34 to 19:35 UTC the
end of an HXMT pass with the naked eye:
the brightness was at least +1 mag.
(observing site: Saarbrücken, Germany)

Clear skies,
Tristan Cools via Seesat-l <> schrieb am Sa, 21.4.2018:

 Betreff: challenge
 An: "Seesat-L" <>
 Datum: Samstag, 21. April, 2018 18:50 Uhr
 Hi all,
 This may be a challenge but maybe
 somebody can help.
 Yesterday, april 20 2018 I saw a bright
 satellite travelling from West to
 East maybe 30 deg culmination hight.
 Location was Bruges, Belgium and time
 of observation around 19:42 UTC.
 I include a picture here. Only a
 small trail is visible with (almost) no
 reference stars as the photograph was
 taken in twighlight and largely over
 exposed.  I was visible the whole
 track untill it disappeared behind houses.
 I have no clue what it is, maybe a
 bright object in 52deg orbit but
 certainly not ISS.
 I also couldn't find it in the TLE
 files from spacetrak.
 Maybe someone can help.
 Tristan Cools

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