RE: Intelsat 1R goes naked eye :)

From: Derek C Breit (
Date: Wed Nov 03 2010 - 02:34:55 UTC

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    Did this happen to be need Altair???
    I saw a bright blue -2 or slow flash from way out there...
    Many Meteors tonight...
    NO OTV1... Yet
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    [] On Behalf
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    Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 7:22 PM
    Subject: Intelsat 1R goes naked eye :)
    Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) easily reached naked eye magnitude tonight.
    I observed it, using a handheld night vision scope I have.
    What a great way, to celebrate 10 years of it being in orbit, as on Nov 16,
    2000 it was launched on a Ariane 5 rocket.
    Video later.
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