envisat rocket seems fainter

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 18:08:24 EDT

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    Is it just my eye's, are do people find envisat's rocket fainter this year.
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    Last year in Aug, I had a pass of envisat and it's rocket, when I could see them seperated by
    around 10 degrees. They where both easy to see. This year I have no problem seeing envisat, but to
    me it's rocket seems way fainter. I can still spot it, but it not as bright to me as last year.
    So I am losing my mind. 
    I have a pass tonight, and I am going to record it on video.
    Maybe I am seeing things.
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