Geo IK 2 / Kosmos 2470 flaring extremely bright

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@online.nl)
Date: Tue Jun 12 2012 - 14:37:49 UTC

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    On 7 June near 22:45 UTC, the all-sky meteor camera of Jos Nijland 
    (Benningbroek, the Netherlands) captured a very brightly flaring object.
    
    On the all-sky image, it shows up better than I have ever seen any Iridium do on 
    an all-sky image, so I'd say it is in the mag. -8 to -10 range.
    
    I identified it as GEO IK 2 / Kosmos 2470 (2011-005A, USSTRATCOM #37362). The 
    flare happened right after shadow exit.
    
    - Marco
    
    
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    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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