Photographed Iridium 33 wreckage, glinting to +4

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Sun Mar 15 2009 - 20:26:04 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    I managed to photograph a pass of the Iridium 33 wreckage (97-051C), including a 
    modest glint to mag +4, which I also observed with the naked eye. The glint was 
    at about 19:29:51 UTC (15 March).
    
    Image can be seen here:
    
    http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2009/03/iridium-33-wreckage-photographed-with-4.html
    
    The trail is very faint but visible and notably irregular. I used my new Canon 
    EF 100/2.8 USM Macro lens for this: it has a larger aperture than the EF 50/2.5 
    I normally use for my satellite imagery and hence performs better on faint objects.
    
    - Marco
    
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