Starlink 7 observations from Colorado USA

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 21:32:57 -0600
This morning's pass was not see naked eye so I used
binoculars for the pass reaching maximum elevation
of 28 degrees around 3:08 UT on 5 June 2020.

This was 908 PM MDT local on 4 June 2020.  Sun elevation
was about 8 degrees below the horizon.

The pass was from the south-southwest to east-northeast.

While it was neat to see 60 or so objects in a line covering
an angular span of roughly 10-15 degrees (not measured), the
relative faintness (5th magnitude?) is a stark contrast to
observations of the first batch of Starlink satellites.

If this is an indication of SpaceX's efforts to minimize the
impact to Earth-based astronomy, perhaps it is successful.




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