Re: Fluttering satellite

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:30:25 +0200
Indeed, USA 32 and USA 81 can show very rapid, stroboscopic flickering on occasion.

- Marco

satrack_at_libero.it via Seesat-l schreef op 21-8-2014 22:02:
> Hi Michael,
>
> If I am not wrong, according to the object's direction, it could have been:
> USA 32 (19460) or SL-16 DEB (39848).
>
> You can check the position and direction of both these objects using this
> link:
>
> http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=19460,39848&Lat=44.65&Lon=-63.6jd=2456890.
> 5204880903
>
> (don't break the link).
>
>>From the photo it should be easy to identify the right one, though I would
> bet on USA 32. We have 6 flash reports in our DB, between mag. 5 and mag. 3:
>
> http://www.satflare.com/fpas_query.asp?sat=19460
>
> Regards,
> Simone
>
>
>
>
>
>> ----Messaggio originale----
>> Da: seesat-l_at_satobs.org
>> Data: 21-ago-2014 2.58
>> A: "SeeSat-L_at_satobs.org"<SeeSat-L_at_satobs.org>
>> Ogg: Fluttering satellite
>>
>> Hi:
>>
>>
>> Saw the ISS pass here at 0027 UT a few minutes later 0029 UT I *just* saw a
> fainter satellite
>>
>> ""fluttering"" as it made a short path near Rho Sagittarius. It was going to
> the south. Took a photo of it,
>>
>> as we had clouds come over! ughh.. but cannot find it listed on Heavens
> Above. 1st time I seen a satellite
>>
>> "flutter".
>>
>>
>> I'm at     N44^39'
>>
>>               W63^ 36'
>>
>>
>>
>> Clear skies
>> ----------
>> Michael Boschat
>> Halifax Center - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
>> Astronomy page:  http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa063
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