An object of Dragon CRS-6 Launch imaged in deep twilight

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:51:13 +0200 (CEST)
I just photographed a very bright object passing due North , h: 33° , at 19h01m45s UT with the sun at -3°5, hence it must be the second object seen by Marco.

But I didn't image the first one : nothing on my pics 2 minutes earlier. That doesn't mean nothing was happening... Anyway the sky was far from excellent heading in the direction of Paris.



Alain Figer

SW of Paris, France


Marco wrote: 

"Hi all,

With the sun at just -4.2 degrees (!) here in Leiden, I just saw the Falcon 9 
upper stage pass through the zenit at 19:00 UT, and next the Dragon CRS-6 some 2 
minutes later.

This all in a still bright blue sky with barely a star visisble (Jupiter and 
Venus were visible)!

Both objects were quite bright, in the negative magnitudes, once past the zenith 
and ascending towards the east.

Next pass at 20:34 UT.

- Marco"

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