R: NanoSail D - did I see it?

From: satrack@libero.it
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 21:40:27 UTC

  • Next message: George Kristiansen: "RE: NanoSail D - did I see it?"

    George,
    
    I don't know in which pass of Nanosail you observed, if that of 20 UTC are you 
    sure
    the flashes weren't generated by the tumbling Iridium 17? The satellite was 
    rather 
    close to Nanosail in that pass and it usually behaves exactly like that.
    
    Simone
    
    >----Messaggio originale----
    >Da: george7378@googlemail.com
    >Data: 24-feb-2011 21.59
    >A: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    >Ogg: NanoSail D - did I see it?
    >
    >Hi everyone,
    >
    >I was watching a pass of Nanosail D tonight, and I think I saw it - there
    >was a dot travelling in the right direction at the right time, but it was
    >acting very strangely - it was sporadically flashing between visibility and
    >invisibility with no clear period, and I even saw it flash brighter than
    >everything else in the sky, and then back down to invisibility, in about
    >half a second. Does it normally behave like this?
    >
    >George Kristiansen, UK ( http://gkastro.tk/ ).
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