Flare magnitude -1 of ERS 1 (21574)

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:25:20 +0200
Stunning reddish flare ERES 1 in Sagitta and star Tarazed.
The case is that following the above observations expecting a rather low
flare because the step was relatively soon, perhaps on the star Kochab. So
as time went to that area I left and I began to photograph the crepuscular
rays produced very low moon and behold I was surprised by the flare (the
first thing I thought, the ISS will be out of the shadows? Because except
sporadically I not usually follow, but when I saw that very subtle reddish
color, immediately suspected of ERS 1 and seeing in HeavenSat there was no
doubt (I could also check with a partial picture that gave me time to get).
That flare of magnitude -1 is the brightest I've seen from that satellite
for now, but it gives an idea of how far can surprise, of course in my
case, I make almost daily monitoring, but are not present in sight.
In case you want to see the place where the flare occurred, it has been
between 3:05:11 UTC and 3:05:31 UTC forecasts in my HeavenSat. When the
star exceeds Tarazed continuous, but as anti-flare until a few degrees away
from the star Alshain disappears.
And my coordinates: 36.8389ºN. 2.4498º W
José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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