Re: ? reentry over Germany - 2017 Oct. 6 - 20:19UT+-1min?

From: George Roberts via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 21:46:26 -0400
Nothing predicted to come down for another few more days.  You could 
enter these items into heavens-above and see if they even get that far 
north.  I would guess maybe the debris from the ISS?

Check to see if it passed over your location at about the right time (it 
would have come by a few minutes earlier than expected if it was lower 
than expected.  But at least you can see if the plane of the orbit was 
over your location at that time.

- george

On 10/06/2017 08:53 PM, hehehe--- via Seesat-l wrote:
> Hi!
> A night sky observer for about 30 years now, I think
> I have seen the first reentry event in my life!  :)
> 2017 Oct. 6 - 20:19UT +-1min
> Observation north of Berlin (Basdorf)  52.724926N , 13.440637E
> The object followed a looong trajectory and "fell" roughly from Zenit to NNE.
> I've seen the part from below Cassiopeia to extinction close to the NNE horizon.
> Speed was slow. The event lasted at least several seconds if not >10sec.
> Much slower than "falling stars", but considerably faster than sats in LEO.
> No "explosion", but fragmentation into several things. All fragments
> remained so close to each other that it was impossible to count them.
> Brighness (much) higher than Venus but never competed with the moons brighness
> One day after full moon. The Moon was 25° above horizon and
> abt. >90° to the right of the object.  Extremely clear sky.
> Colours: Sometimes Yellowish or rather colourless, sometimes really green,
> latest/biggest fragments clearly reddish at the end.
> I tried to hear something in the interval up to several minutes later,
> but there was no sound from the bolides path direction.
> So of course I'd like to know the name of what I saw.   :D
> Greetings from Berlin, Germany!
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