RE: NanoSail-D not visible, west pass

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Fri Jun 03 2011 - 05:26:10 UTC

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    Marco Langbroek wrote:
    > Just had a low west pass of NanoSail-D (10-062L), 35 degree altitude. Unlike the
    > previous nights when it was very bright, couldn't see it at all this time
    > (watched naked eye).
    Using 25 X 100 binoculars, I observed it easily near azimuth 270, elevation 14 deg, on 2011 Jun 03, about 04:57:30 UTC.
    My stopwatch battery died about 3 min before the pass, so no measured data. It flashed rapidly, minima invisible; maxima
    ~mag 5.
    Ted Molczan
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