Re: MERIDIAN 1 flares seen

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Thu Jul 12 2012 - 11:06:45 UTC

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    On Mon, 9 Jul 2012 Alexander Repnoy e-mailed:
    On the last night of July 8 at 22:15 UTC I noticed a flares object in
    the constellation Cassiopeia.
    As it turned out it was a satellite MERIDIAN 1. I checked their
    observations with the program Heavensat.
    I noticed that the satellite can say by accident, I was just lucky to
    see this MERIDIAN 1.
    I saw a flare MERIDIAN 1 naked eye. The brightest flare was 3.5m, the
    most dim flare of a 6m. The interval length of time between periods of
    flare account for 45 seconds.
    Thank you for this very nice report. I have some remarks:
    How many maxima in brightness did you observe?
    Is it possible to use a more accurate timing, for example as precise
    as a second?
    Can you use for example "ALR" as your observer's initials because "AR"
    has been used during several years for "Alberto Ringo".
    I choose "ALR", but if you prefer another reckognizable
    lettercombination I will use that in the PPAS-database.
    Thank you for your attention and keep going in observing. Happy observing.
    Bram Dorreman
    Site 4160: 51.27931 N, 5.47683 E, 35 m (WGS84)
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