Slow Lacrosse 5 flare

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sun Aug 06 2006 - 19:49:15 EDT

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    Just observed a beautifull pass of Lacrosse 5 (2005-016A, #28646). It was very 
    bright, and showed a slow magnitude zero flare at (Aug 06) 23:15:25 +/- 10s UTC.
    A photograph of the very bright trail fading gradually some seconds after the 
    brightness peak can be seen here:
    For the part of the pass that I could observe (roughly from 30 deg altitude NW, 
    where I first picked it up, to 40 deg altitude NE where it moved behind the 
    building) it did not do its 'disappearance trick' this time.
    I obtained 3 trail photographs during the pass: positions will follow later.
    -Marco  :-)
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, Cospar 4353
    Leiden, the Netherlands. 52.15412 N,  4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
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