Skymed 4 rocket (2010-060B, 37217) seen from Belgium

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Mon Nov 08 2010 - 02:30:38 UTC

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    This recently launched Delta 2 rocket was seen travelling from about
    Kochab (beta UMi) and within Draco's head,
    in the same field of view as Vega (alpha Lyr) but a bit lower.
    Using star SAO 30538 in Draco's head as reference star I noticed the
    satellite was 1 second early w.r.t.prediction by Guide 8
    using  TLE with epoch 10311.6367.  Estimated its magnitude +4.5. The
    object was a little variable with a long period.
    Bram Dorreman
    Site 4160, 51.27931?N 5.47683?E
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