Re: Starlink 6 observed 23 min after launch

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 22:35:32 +0200
I also saw the Starlinks and the rocket pass after I watched the launch,
landing and deploy on
Followed it wit binos well into the northeast.
Bright object and easy to see.
When the Starlinks were no longer visible I saw ISS making a nice pass.

Imaged the pass of Starlinks and Falcon 9 r/b in Gemini.
In the image with 10 sec exposure the rocket made a long streak.
Just above it was a shorther fainter  blob of light, Could have been an
internal reflection in the camera housing.
Will check the image for the retention rods.


Op wo 22 apr. 2020 om 22:16 schreef C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>:

> I concur with Marco's observations. Easily naked eye, clearly
> elongated and very fast due to the low orbit. The 4 flashing objects
> were also seen, which must be the deployment rods. Given how far they
> were away from the elongated blob, they must be deployed with quite
> some force.
> The elongated blob could not be split into individual components,
> which suggests the upper stage was still nearby.
> Regards,
>     Cees
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