Very bright flare imaged from a 6U cubesat, TYVAK 182A

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 15:42:24 +0200
Hi all,

Yesterday while filming IGS Optical 5, I serendipitously recorded a bright flare 
of at least mag 0 (!) produced by a 6U cubesat!

It concerns TYVAK 182A (2021-034D). Video footage of te flare is here:

The flare peaked at 21:14:05.49 UT (April 18). IGS Optical 5 is the bright 
steady object visible from the start of the footage.

The footage was recorded with a WATEC 902H2 Supreme + Samyang 1.4/35 mm lens at 
25 fps.

Quite surprised that such a small object produces such a bright flare!

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

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