Naked Eye Geosats from 51 degrees North

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Date: Sun Oct 02 2005 - 19:28:44 EDT

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    Yesterday I started by Geosat flaring session from my latitude:
    No luck: cloudy after a while.
    Today (October 2nd) I could observe without clouds until about 22:30 UT.
    Of the 22 geosats I observed, three were naked eye objects:
    
    27811 2003-020A Hellas Sat 2, mag +5.1
    25673 1999-018A Eutelsat W3, mag +4.4
    25491 1998-056A Eutelsat W2, mag +3.3
    
    I think I can continue observing now. It is local midnight and the clouds
    have withdrawn.
    More to come.
    
    Bram Dorreman
    COSPAR 4160
    51 16' 45.5" N  5 28' 36.6" E (WGS84) 35 m
    
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