Re: To everyone reporting "Mirrors" Re: #and Tandem-X and TerraSar-X

From: Brad Young via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 19:44:27 +0000 (UTC)
I would be very interested in any of your mirror angle/magnitude estimates, especially with tandem and terra SAR – X. I’ve been following this one for several years now, and would like to gather data from other observers and produce a plot of incident angle and magnitude. Although many of the other satellites are fascinating for their flare behavior, these two, by virtue of flying so closely in formation, are especially fascinating.
I believe you may have meant a different satellite number - perhaps in reference to Gaofen 6? Don’t worry though, I for one will not get too worked up about translating difficulties.

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On Sunday, December 23, 2018, 11:59 AM, José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <> wrote:

Björn, I'll try to see the coordinates in J2000

Now I was going to write about my observation today of Tandem-X and

And taking into account the indications of Björn
42.5º 86.1º  brightness +1.5 J2000 11h17m01.6s 29º00'49.8''
42.3º 89.1º  brightness +2.0 J2000 11h16m41.7s 24º58'32.8''
Time (UT)  06:39:32 (Photo) begin, finhish 06:39:38
          06:39:22 (HeavenSat 3-4 days delayed load)
The truth is that I think they are closer to each other than in HeavenSat
This is the first time I can clearly distinguish the two in the photo,
despite being moved at least the first 2.5 seconds

3602 36.8389 N, 2.4498 W, 31 m, Almería (Spain)

José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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