Re: Unknown satellite

From: Francisco Ocaña (albireo3000@yahoo.es)
Date: Sun Mar 23 2008 - 20:30:19 UTC

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    Yes! Exactly! Thank you very much Ted!
    
    So IRS-1B is usually so bright? It was at least -2 (easily seen in 
    twilight). I haven´t seen it before. My sky is very bright and I observe 
    regularly only the ISS, Shuttles, and the Iridium Flares.
    
    Thank you!
    
    Paco Ocaña
    
    Ted Molczan escribió:
    > Francisco Ocaña wrote:
    >
    >   
    >> Hello list!
    >>
    >> While observing a -5 Iridium Flare (at 20:02 from Madrid, 
    >> Spain) I have seen a object of similar speed and brightness 
    >> (-2/-3) in the same field, but just in almost an opposite 
    >> direction ( a 150º angle). I have no more references because 
    >> both appeared between clouds. I have no idea which object may 
    >> be ( not ATV, ISS passes so too brigth, not in a Iridium 
    >> plane...). Any ideas?
    >>     
    >
    > IRS-1B (91061A / 21688) is a good match.
    >
    > Heaven's Above shows them closest near 20:02:58 local time (19:02:58 UTC), about
    > 12 s after the peak of the Iridium flare:
    >
    > http://www.heavens-above.com/PassDetails.asp?lat=40.400&lng=-3.683&loc=Madrid&al
    > t=612&tz=CET&satid=24792&date=39530.7946360185
    >
    > http://www.heavens-above.com/PassDetails.asp?lat=40.400&lng=-3.683&loc=Madrid&al
    > t=612&tz=CET&satid=21688&date=39530.7946360185
    >
    > Ted Molczan
    >
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