Re: Iss sighting with preceding object

From: JAY RESPLER via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 03:22:57 -0400
When I saw it a year ago, it was easily seen at a low elevation.

2021 Mar  19  Fri evening  *** Times are PM EDT  ***  1956  614
  H  M S  Azi El C Dir Mag Dys F Hgt Shd Rng Phs R A Dec
21 29 27 315 20   79 6.2=48 1 9 265  32 639 129 128 46.6 47853 ISS EP 
BATTERY 98-67RZ IM=26 4.0 External Pallet 9

25544 ISS            98-67A
45595 PROGRESS MS-14 20-26A docked w ISS s42920
46613 SOYUZ MS-17    20-72A docked w ISS s111820
46920 DRAGON         20-84A docked w ISS s111820 RESILIENCE
47618 PROGRESS MS-16 21-11A
47689 CYGNUS NG-15   21-13A
21 30 54 316 20    80       0 8 265  27 643 128 125 47.5

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Jay Respler
Monroe Township, New Jersey

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On 3/19/22 4:22 PM, tristan.cools--- via Seesat-l wrote:
> Thanks Kees,
>
> This could be it.  But I am somewhat surprised about its brightness but
> looking it up it has a large RCS and it seems rather massive.
>
> gr,
>
> tristan
>
> Op za 19 mrt. 2022 om 21:07 schreef C. Bassa<cgbsat_at_gmail.com>:
>
>> Hi Tristan,
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 8:56 PM tristan.cools--- via Seesat-l
>> <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>  wrote:
>>> Did an observation of ISS this evening at 19:48UTC, but approximately
>>> 30-60s(didn't measure) in front of ISS there was another fainter object,
>>> but still mag +3 on the same path of ISS.  Did something undock from the
>>> Space Station ?
>> To my knowledge nothing undocked recently from ISS, with Soyuz MS-21
>> being the recent arrival yesterday. Looking at the Space-track
>> catalog, the EP Battery [47853/98067RZ] is a candidate. It was about
>> 55 seconds ahead of ISS on a track at slightly higher altitude in the
>> sky.
>>
>> Regards,
>>      Cees
>>
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