From: Greg Roberts (
Date: Sun Oct 18 2009 - 19:04:02 UTC

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     Hi all
     Ive just seen the most spectacular space event I ever seen !!!
    I was set up on DMSP 18 and shortly before time started getting a series of
     rings that got brighter and brighter and then the rocket came into view
     looking like a conical brilliant light with DMSP F18 to the side of it. I
     tried to follow it across the sky and got a few good glimses of it- will
     have to check the video tomorrow- wish I could have been outside to see 
    it -
     it must have been BRILLIANT!!!
    When the concentric rings started coming into view it was somewhat scary
    as I had no idea what it was- they must have been at least 3-4 degrees 
     By the time the satellites got to the northern part of the sky the cone had
     disappeared leaving two very bright satellites.
     Heck - I wish I had used a wider angle lens - Ive never seen anything so
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