Nice USA 161 flare captured on photo (23 Aug 23:44:09 UTC)

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Sun Aug 24 2008 - 00:41:43 UTC

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    I observed USA 161 (01-044A) this night, and saw it briefly flare to mag. 0 at 
    23:44:09 UTC (Aug 23).
    
    I was so lucky to have the Canon EOS 450D camera with EF 50/2.5 Macro lens open 
    at that time. The result was a very fine flare photograph.
    
    The photograph, plus a brightness profile for the flare, can be seen here:
    
    http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2008/08/lacrosses-and-very-fine-usa-161-flare.html
    
    I also observed Lacrosses 4 & 5. Positions for the KH and Lacrosses will follow 
    tomorrow, I am too tired now to measure the images.
    
    - Marco  :-)
    
    
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