Bright flare of Lacrosse 4 (00-047A)

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 17:11:49 EDT

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    Just like 2 days ago, Lacrosse 4 (00-047A, 26473) did it again. It displayed a 
    very bright, Iridium-like flare in deep twilight.
    
    The sky was still light blue and only the brightest stars visible, but 00-047A 
    for a few seconds popped into view easily, very bright and I estimate at least 
    magnitude 0.
    
    This time the camera was on when it flared, and although the image is light blue 
    the flare is well visible:
    
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b176/marcoaliaslama/satellites/lac4flr.jpg
    
    Stars of Delphinus can be recognized in the lower right part.
    
    - Marco  :-)
    
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