Photo and video of Dragon, ISS, 2014-022C Dragon debris

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:20:11 +0200
Hi all

Yesterday in late twilight near 20:07 UT I observed the Dragon CRS-3 chasing the 
ISS by about one minute, and also a 3rd object related to the Dragon launch, 
2013-022C/39682, a few minutes earlier. The Dragon was well visible at about 
mag. +1.5 at a max elevation of 26 degrees.

The latter passed some 3-4 minutes in front of ISS and Dragon and was slowly 
alternating between mag +3.5 and invisibility.

Images and a video can be seen here:

Any thoughts on what 2014-022C is? The Dragon nose cone? One of the solar panel 
covers? One of the nanosat dispensers?

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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