Re: Misterious satellite flare

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 19:05:22 EDT

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    Hello Javi,
    
    You wrote:
    > In subtitution appeared a
    > flare in the other direction (going toward the north) about at 21:13. The
    > flare was magnitude about -3 (visual appreciate)
    >
    
    I do not know where at the sky you saw that bright flare.
    Going north and also in north at that time was satellite ERS 1 (Earth
    Resources satellite) 1991-050A #21574.
    This satellite can shown very bright flares, sometimes with a red hue. May
    be this is a candidate.
    
    Another interesting satellite these days is 2002-024A #27430 named Hai Yang
    1. This shows several negative magnitude flashes during one transit. At
    least at my location.
    
    happy observing,
    
    Bram Dorreman
    Collector PPAS observations
    COSPAR 4160
    51 16' 45.5" N  5 28' 36.6" E (WGS84) 35 m
    
    
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