{Filename?} Re: Need Help - Bright Double Flare over So Paulo city, Brazil

From: Bjrn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@gmail.com)
Date: Sat May 14 2011 - 09:11:38 UTC

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    The satellite is ERS 1, 1991-050 A, #21574
    It appears about 5 min earlier every 3rd day.
    I used SkyMap (Rob Matson) with a TLE file of "all" objects, and a "Transit"
    search within 5 deg of alp Equ.
    2011/5/14 Carlos Bella <carlos.apodman@gmail.com>
    >  I'm interested in transient celestial phenomena and logs them with one
    > camera WATEC Ultimate with lens Lens: Fujinon Autoiris YV2.7X2.9LR4D-SA2L
    > (1/3",3-8mm Varifocus F0.95). To capture the events I use the software
    > UFOCapture.
    > Recently was registering Eta Aquarids meteor shower when at dawn on
    > 06/05/2011 ( the hour - local time - of the flares are in the bottom of the
    > pictures ) the camera recorded a very bright double flare from a satellite
    > netx of the "triangle" of Epsilon Pegasus and Alpha e Beta Aquarii. An
    > animated
    > gif of motion and flares can be seen here:
    > http://multiply.com/mu/apodman/image/2/photos/3/1200x1200/2/AnimationWizard2.gif?et=jZx4YeGcbgRp3n7sQq6TOw&nmid=442826644
    > A movie of the sattellite movement and second flare ( unluckly the video of
    > the first flare are damaged ):
    > - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0byO2sUhrc
    > Due to cloudy temple could made records only in the early morning of the
    > day
    > 09/05, and then again, at about the same area, the camera again recorded
    > double flare of a satellite (which I believe to be the same day 06):
    > http://multiply.com/mu/apodman/image/1/photos/3/1200x1200/3/AnimationWizard1.gif?et=RWM36iCsPl0OYkj%2BtZAzAA&nmid=442826644
    > Despite my interest in the registry and research of satellites I still very
    > inexperienced in this area (although I have been learning from reading this
    > list and other information sources cited here) and I could not identify the
    > satellite (s?) that could have caused these flares so bright, so I come to
    > ask for assistance from more experienced colleagues to help me on this task
    > (
    > I have the original uncompressed movies of the both days if necessary to
    > the
    > analysis ).
    > Thanks to these records I became fascinated by research and record of
    > satellites and want to contribute to the study of these objects with new
    > records acquired in a more planned and systematic way.
    > My geographical coordinates are:
    > Lat: 2336'22.16"S
    > Long: 4639'27.91"W
    > Time Zone: -3 off GMT
    > Altitude: 765 meters
    > Best regards
    > Carlos Bella
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