17 April 2020 pass of Starlink 5 objects. No Iridium class flaring

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 07:28:19 -0600
I observed dozens of these objects starting around 854 PM MDT.
(254 UT on 18 April 2020).

The pass went from west-southwest to the northeast.  Maximum
elevation roughly 50 degrees but there was some variation.

I was looking in the area above Venus to the west.  Most satellites
were initially seen coming out of Orion or Gemini.

They quickly reached around magnitude 2 brightness and seemed to
stay that bright as they approached the Polaris area.

Many passed close to Menkalinan Auriga but there was some variation
in the pass through that constellation.

I did not see any Iridium class flares.

Observing location Falcon, Colorado USA.

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