Titan 4B and payload seen again

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 23:21:48 EDT

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    Saw the Titan 4B and its payload again on their second pass
    after a spectacular launch, regarding the messages I see on the internet.
    They were predicted to pass close to Arcturus, so I was watching
    at 1 power in that direction when I saw two bright and white points
    moving fast.
    They passed between Epsilon and W Bootis; the rocket 2.37 sec behind
    Both were mag 1 and brilliant white.
    One minute 5.89 sec later the payload passed just below Alpha Hercules
    followed 2.57 sec later by the rocket. Mag 2 and 1
    As they moved farther to the southeast the paylod got dimmer and both
    became more reddish.
    I didn't have a precie time in UT as I pushed the stopbutton in stead of
    the laptime at the last point of the rocket.
    But I was inside again at 02:55 UT, so it must have been around 02:52 UT.
    The pass was a bit higher then predicted by using the Lacrosse 1 search TLe
    from Ted.
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
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