Goesat flaring observations March 2/3 2009 from Belgium

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@gmail.com)
Date: Thu Mar 12 2009 - 23:12:44 UTC

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    The only suitable night from my location with reasonable observing
    conditions was the  night of 2/3 March.
    Following the found geosats using a 15 x 80 pair of binoculars.
    
    13969 1983-026B 8336 20090216 0244 W B 000  5   B U TDRS 1
    13969 1983-026B 8336 20090220 0249 W T 000  7   B P TDRS-1
    13969 1983-026B 8336 20090225 0236 W T 000  7   B U TDRS-1
    21149 1991-018A 8336 20090222 0601 W T 000  9   B P INMARSAT 2-2
    22796 1993-058B 8336 20090221 0639 W T 000 11   B P ACTS
    23553 1995-019A 8336 20090221 0636 W T 000 11   B P AMSC-1
    23598 1995-029A 8336 20090305 0514 W T 000  9   B U DIRECTV 3
    23877 1996-033A 8336 20090305 0509 W T 000 10   B U GALAXY 9
    24786 1997-019A 8336 20090221 0345 W T 000  9   B P GOES 10
    24819 1997-027A 8336 20090306 0304 W T 000  6   B P INMARSAT 3-F4
    25004 1997-059A 8336 20090306 0339 W T 000 10   B U ECHOSTAR 3
    25371 1998-037A 8336 20090225 0323 W T 000  8   B U INTELSAT 805
    25371 1998-037A 8336 20090306 0310 W T 000  8   B P INTELSAT 805
    25516 1998-063B 8336 20090305 0500 W T 000  6   B U AMC-5
    26298 2000-020A 8336 20090221 0459 W T 000  6   B P GALAXY 4R
    26451 2000-043A 8336 20090306 0327 W T 000 10   B P PAS 9
    26469 2000-046A 8336 20090305 0521 W T 000  7   B U BRAZILSAT B4
    26724 2001-012A 8336 20090305 0525 W T 000  8   B U XM-2
    26761 2001-018A 8336 20090305 0525 W T 000  9   B U XM-1
    27389 2002-011A 8336 20090306 0349 W T 000  7   B P TDRS 9
    27820 2003-024A 8336 20090305 0516 W T 000  6   B U AMC-9
    27852 2003-033A 8336 20090306 0339 W T 000  8   B U RAINBOW 1
    28393 2004-031A 8336 20090306 0337 W T 000 10   B U AMAZONAS
    28472 2004-048A 8336 20090305 0525 W T 000  6   B U AMC-16
    28626 2005-008A 8336 20090305 0525 W T 000  9   B U XM-3
    33373 2008-044A 8336 20090305 0515 W T 000 10   B U NIMIQ 4
    33414 2008-055A 8336 20090221 0511 W T 000 10   B P VENESAT-1
    23779 1996-006A 4160 20091002 2119 W E 000  3.8 B P Anatolia 1; 1)
    24846 1997-031A 4160 20091002 2138 W B 000  7.5 B P Intelsat 802; 2)
    26038 1999-071A 4160 20091002 2139 W B 000  5.3 B P Galaxy 11; 2)
    24652 1996-063A 4160 20091002 2144 W B 000  5.5 B P Arabsat 2B
    26719 2001-011A 4160 20091002 2150 W E 000  3.8 B P Eurobird
    25462 1998-050A 4160 20091002 2153 W B 000      B P Astra 2A; 3); 4)
    26638 2000-081A 4160 20091002 2154 W B 000      B P Astra 2D; 4); 5)
    29526 2006-051A 4160 20091002 2203 W B 000  8.3 B P Arabsat 4B
    33154 2008-034B 4160 20091002 2203 W B 000  8.3 B P Badr 6
    25495 1998-057A 4160 20091002 2206 W B 000  5.3 B P Hot Bird 5
    28899 2005-044A 4160 20091002 2209 W B 000  4.8 B P Inmarsat-4 2
    25153 1998-006B 4160 20091002 2209 W B 000  7.5 B P Inmarsat-3 5
    23686 1995-055A 4160 20091002 2215 W B 000  7.8 B P Astra 1E; 6)
    27400 2002-015B 4160 20091002 2215 W B 000  7.8 B P Astra 3A
    25673 1999-018A 4160 20091002 2224 W B 000  7.8 B P Eutelsat-W 3
    25515 1998-063A 4160 20091002 2225 W B 000  8.0 B P Afristar
    25785 1999-033A 4160 20091002 2239 W T 000  7.8 B P Astra 1H
    23842 1996-021A 4160 20091002 2239 W T 000  8.0 B P Astra 1F
    33436 2008-057A 4160 20091002 2239 W T 000  6.0 B P Astra 1M
    29055 2006-012A 4160 20091002 2239 W T 000  9.0 B P Astra 1KR
    31306 2007-016A 4160 20091002 2239 W T 000  8.0 B P Astra 1L
    33459 2008-065A 4160 20091002 2257 W B 000  7.5 B P Hot Bird 9
    29269 2006-032A 4160 20091002 2257 W E 000  4.0 B U Hot Bird 8
    27499 2002-038A 4160 20091002 2257 W E 000  4.3 B U Hot Bird 6
    28946 2006-007B 4160 20091002 2310 W B 000      B P Hot Bird 7A; 4)
    27460 2002-035A 4160 20091003 0000 W B 000  6.5 B P Atlantic Bird 3
    29273 2006-033B 4160 20091003 0000 W B 000  7.5 B P Syracuse 3B
    27441 2002-029A 4160 20091003 0046 W B 000  6.3 B P Express 4A
    26824 2001-024A 4160 20091003 0103 W B 000  7.5 B P Intelsat 901
    33055 2008-030A 4160 20091003 0103 W B 000  8.0 B P Skynet 5C
    27438 2002-027A 4160 20091003 0127 W B 000  5.7 B P Intelsat 905
    27683 2003-007A 4160 20091003 0135 W B 000  7.2 B P Intelsat 907
    26071 2000-007A 4160 20091003 0150 W B 000  8.3 B P Hispasat 1C; 7) 8)
    27403 2002-016A 4160 20091003 0154 W E 000  3.5 B P Intelsat 903
    
    1) geosat might be 27811 2003-020A Hellas Sat 2
    2) Intelsat 802 & Galaxy 11 in same FOV
    3) geosat might be 26494 2000-054A Astra 2B
    4) forgot to estimate its brightness, brighter than 8.0 anyway
    5) geosat might be 26853 2001-025A Astra 2C
    6) geosat might be 25071 1997-076A Astra 1G
    7) geosat might be 27528 2002-044A Hispasat 1D
    8) geosat might be 28945 2006-007A Spainsat
    
    Bram Dorreman
    from COSPAR 4160:
    lat: 51.2793° N = 51° 16' 45.5"
    long: 5.4768° E = 5° 28' 36.6"
    
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