watched the Milstar 6 flare show

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon May 07 2007 - 02:30:15 EDT

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    Just came in, from watching the flare from milstar 6. The flare occurs, when milstar 6 is near
    opposition for the night. 
    
    What the sat looks like, nice and big
    
    http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/milstar-2.htm
    
    It was easily Mag 8 are brighter at 2:12 UTC ( May 7 )and so easy to spot. At around 2:14 UTC, it
    passed close to a magnitude 8 star at 
    
    Right ascension: 15h05m30.7623s
    Declination: -07 00' 48.964"
    
    called TYC 5012 570 1
    
    Orbit used 
    
    Milstar 6
    1 27711U 03012A   07115.35345878 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
    2 27711   0.7160 250.3267 0009810 327.9148  32.0875  1.00270000    06
    
    The flare last quite awhile. Was still going, when I came inside.
    
    Kevin
    
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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