re: Visibility of USSF 8 (GSSAP 5 & 6) events

From: Ed Cannon via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 02:47:10 +0000 (UTC)
Mike McCants forwarded Cees Bassa's original message. Thank you both! I was able to see the event! I first spotted it in 8x42 binoculars at about 2:14 UTC. I don't know when it first appeared. I had started watching much earlier but had to go inside and get a warmer coat! So from a dark location it would have been a very nice object. Maybe some have gotten good imagery of it. My site now is not so good. But I also have to give credit to my ophthalmologist, who gave me one good eye post-cataract surgery. The other one is on hold for the time being. With my good eye I was finally able to see Polaris again! Orion looked great!
At about 2:24 a southeast bound satellite went about 1/4 to 1/2 degree above the artificial "comet", and about a minute later went through the northern end of the sword of Orion.
Ed Cannon29.382N  98.758W

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