RE: Bright flare of Lacrosse 4 (00-047A)

From: Stephan Szyman (
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 17:53:34 EDT

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    I also caught lacrosse 4 flaring brightly like an iridium sat,  on 1 sept 
    2005, from approximately 02:03:35 UTC until 02:03:55 UTC (also just near 
    delphinus.) I estimate as well that it reached a brightness of magnitude 0 
    or perhapes even -1.  it came as quite a surprise,  I don't think I'd seen a 
    lacrosse object flare before like that.
    a diagram of the pass:
    clear skies!
    stephan szyman
    chicago IL USA
    41.6840N, 87.7000W; 188 msl
    >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:
    >Stars of Delphinus can be recognized in the lower right part.
    >- Marco  :-)
    >Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, Cospar 4352
    >Leiden, the Netherlands, 52.15894 N, 4.48883 E (WGS84), +5 m ASL
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