Obs for Feb. 25

From: Bill Arnold (barnold86@cableone.net)
Date: Sat Feb 26 2011 - 13:40:54 UTC

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    Greetings,
    
    Only out for a little while after work.
    
    24279 96 046C   0000 E 20110226011715000 56
    31702 07 027B   0000 E 20110226013115000 56
    37361 10 062L   0000 E 20110226013245000 56 1st observation of this satellite.
    
    Got my first view of NanoSail-D2 last night. It did not flare, just a steady brightness of about +2 as it passed to the left of Polaris as seen from my front yard. It was moving N to S, and as it passed into shadow, it became a deep red color. I was able to follow it for about a minute.
    
    Regards,
    Bill
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    Woolmarket, Mississippi (USA)
    10X50 Binoculars
    lat. 30:29:07.3 N, long. -89:00:09.7 W, elev. 15 m                  
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