Re: Fobos-Grunt image

Date: Wed Nov 30 2011 - 20:53:22 UTC

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    Hi Marco,
    I observed visually the same pass as your 2nd one of Phobos-Grunt. I began observing at about 17h40m10s UT, in very bad conditions through thin clouds.
    Due to the poor sky I didn't attempt to photograph the satellite.
    Phobos Grunt was initially rather bright, maybe at mag 2.0 -2.5, then faded rather quickly in the layers of clouds. I lost it at the naked eye after a few seconds, before the nearby eclipse expected above Ursa Major.
    near Paris, France
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    De : "Marco Langbroek " <>
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    Hi all,
    Image of Fobos-Grunt shot during the 2nd pass of this evening, low west (20 
    degrees elevation):
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek - SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden): 52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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