flare from Brazilsat B3 geo sat

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jul 14 2007 - 08:00:39 EDT

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    The other night, when using my 4 ince scope with the video camera, I noticed 
    Brazilsat B3 ( 25152 ) was bright compared to other geo sat's.
    
    Last night, I deciced to see if it was flaring. I used the wide feild lens, and was able to see
    it:) So it was flaring like I thought.
    
    At 5:40 UTC ( July 14 ) it was around mag 9 are brighter.
    
    If the clouds hadn't gone away in time, I would have missed the flare.
    
    Not sure how long the flare last's as I caught the tail end of it.
    
    Info on Brazilsat B3.
    
    http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/brasilsat-b.htm
    
    Will be keeping my eye on it, to see how it behaves.
    
    Kevin
    
    
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