Observation of Iranian Booster

From: Gerhard HOLTKAMP (grd.holtkamp@t-online.de)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2009 - 18:37:27 UTC

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    Clouds prevented me from observing the Iranian satellite this evening but half 
    an hour later it was clear for me to observe the booster (2009-004B, #33507) 
    passing Delta Cyg at 18:02:00 UT, 5-FEB-09 and to follow it for about one 
    minute with 10x50 binoculars. I did not do any timings but every 10 seconds or 
    so the object brightened for some 3 seconds by about 2 magnitudes to mag 2.5 
    or mag 3 and then dropped back to something like mag 4.5. This periodic 
    brightening seemed to be quite regular during the short 1 minute intervall of 
    my observation. I better be prepared to take proper timings next time I get a 
    Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    Darmstadt, Germany
    49.8822 N, 8.6558 E
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