DRAGON CRS-16 and B-Debris, 2018-101-A&B, spotted at Vars on 6 DEC 2018

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:37:18 +0100
Hi all,

A complete report of my observation on 6 DEC 2018 at 17h07m UT low on the
northern horizon was issued at :


Photos, as an example, are shown at :


DRAGON CRS-16 was exactly on time compared to Calsky ephemeris based on TLE
: 18340.47555691.
It eclipsed at 17h08m17s UT what is 6s late according to the same ephemeris.
The object was observed at about constant brightness on photos as well as
using binoculars 36x12.

Rocket (or B-debris) passing at 17h06m57.5s UT was 27 seconds early compared
to Calsky ephemeris based on TLE : 339.96288485.
It was flashing on photos and lost during a brightness minimum occurring
just before the eclipse.

Alain Figer
Vars : 44.57° N ;  6.68° E ; 1850 m a.s.l.
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