Re: Second Brightest

Tristan Cools (
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 22:15:27 +0100 (MET)

>At latitude 50N one should look for Seasat. Lacrosse2 and UARS. I have seen
>all of these (34.5N) at mag ~3 at one time or another.  At my latitude, HST
>and GRO, at times, are almost as bright.

Well, all Zenit rockets and EORSATS are mag +2 or even brighter.  Titan 4
objects of classified launches in LEO can reach mag 0 and the KH11
satellites wich can become very bright also(not always !)

Tristan Cools
BWGS member(Belgian Working Group Satellites)

Damse Vaart:    3.2478E/51.2277N 3.75m
Rijckevelde:    3.2856E/51.2045N 6.25m
Brugge     :    3.2166E/51.2104N 5m