Re: fellow sat observer report on seeing a Intelsat 1R flare, and he observed colour :)

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2008 - 06:01:50 UTC

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    With the recent removal  of some tall trees to my west , 1R is now within my 
    reach Kevin.....I must try to stay awake long enough to put a colour camera 
    on it for you..
    
    0100 GMT isnt the best time for me !  :O)
    
    John
    
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Kevin Fetter" <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:15 AM
    Subject: fellow sat observer report on seeing a Intelsat 1R flare, and he 
    observed colour :)
    
    
    >A fellow sat observer, who lives near me, reported the following after I 
    >told him to go observe the Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) geo sat.
    >
    > Wow! I had a look at Intelsat 1R last night, and what an amazing
    > brightness for a GEO! What amazes me is that its brightness was so 
    > constant!
    > After several minutes, it showed no signs of dimming! I also had a look at
    > it through the eyepiece and was easily able to see the golden colour!
    >
    > I like where he say's " was easily able to see the golden colour! " :)
    >
    > Why because the sntenna's in this picture
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/236wlb
    >
    > Are covered in something gold colour, possible kapton.
    >
    > So I was expecting some colour to be seen, if the antenna's where a 
    > possible cause to flares, and it has.
    >
    > My video camera, is black and white, so I only see a black and white view.
    >
    > I have seen at least one flash from a geo sat, that had colour to it. 
    > Don't remember which one.
    >
    > Only a theory, I had on a possible cause, ok.
    >
    > All I know, is this geo sat is oh so nice, to view :)
    >
    > Kevin
    >
    >
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