Lacrosse 5 .........71 deg pass

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Tue May 29 2007 - 19:04:12 EDT

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    First clear sky for about three weeks and chance to view L5 around 2238 GMT
    
    Climbing out of the SW it reached predicted magnitude around 2.2 quite 
    quickly but , as it approached zenith the satellite faded and although 
    invisible to the naked eye , remained trackable through the 8x50 
    viewfinder.During this time it took on an orange glow.
    I was surprised to see magnitude increase rapidly for a short time possibly 
    to mag 1 ( white glow ) , then quickly faded again.
    
    This seemed to be an unpredicted flare as far as Calsky is concerned.
    
    John
    UK
    
    -03.05.30
    53.23.15 
    
    
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