Re: Bright visual, help in identifying?

From: Makoto Kamada (m_kamada@nifty.com)
Date: Tue Mar 27 2012 - 08:38:53 UTC

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    I guess that you saw 10967 1978-064A SEASAT 1.
    
    http://mada.la.coocan.jp/sat/index.htm?i=0%2C1&lang=en&ll=42.23%2C12.44&q=37820&r=10967&sk=1&tz=CEST&u=0&y=20120327035230000
    
    Makoto Kamada
    
    
    On 2012/03/27 13:19, Cristian Arezzini wrote:
    > Hello,
    > I just went out a few minutes ago because my phone gave me a notification
    > for a Tiangong pass. It was right where expected, but there was another
    > bright satellite I couldn't identify.
    > I'm not an expert so I can't give you detailed data, except this:
    > - It was very bright, almost as bright but probably brighter than Tiangong.
    > Very visible even in a light-polluted sky, I'd say brighter than 0.
    > - I noticed it exactly when Tiangong was culminating, which means at 05:52
    > local time.
    > - My location is in Italy, 12.44E, 42.23N.
    > - The satellite, at the moment of Tiangong culmination, was very close to
    > it - I'd say no more than 10 degrees, probably less.
    > - It was moving roughly perpendicular to Tiangong trajectory, roughly SE to
    > NW.
    >
    > I tried Heavens Above and calsky but there's nothing so bright there at
    > that time.
    > Does anyone know what it could be? I couldn't follow it until it entered
    > shadow, because it was blocked by a building.
    >
    > Ah... I'm not an expert but I think I'm beyond mistaking an aircraft for a
    > satellite! :)
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Cristian
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