positive observation of IGS 1B

From: alain.figer@club-internet.fr
Date: Thu Jul 26 2012 - 09:42:10 UTC

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    Hi all,
    I observed IGS 1B last night at dusk, about 3 minutes earlier than predicted by various ephemerides. It culminated 3m09s earlier than predicted by Calsky, and 4° lower than predicted. It passed close to culmination between Beta and Eta Pegasi at 20h55m50s UTC, then near the end of the pass:  2° above Alpha Persei at 20h57m00s.
    It was very bright (mag 0 or 1) and constant in brightness. Despite rather poor skies I took a series of short duration photos showing nicely its pass near and below Cassiopeia.
    Alain Figer
    48.67 N ; 2.13 E ; 170 m a.s.l.
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