Re: Starlinks, very bright

From: Gavin Eadie via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 02:23:24 -0400
Not adding data to this story, but I caught the same show!  I’m about 390 Km east of Ted and was taking out the trash on a beautiful clear night.  Admiring Venus, I saw a satellite flare nearby and then about 15 more satellites on the same track, no more flared but all brightened substantially.

> On Apr 19, 2020, at 9:51 PM, Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> 
> I just had a similar sighting. It was not a planned observation. I just happened to be looking out my window at about 01:00 UTC (Apr 20), toward the WNW. 
> 
> I spotted a bright satellite that peaked in brightness at about the azimuth of Venus. Another followed shortly on the same track, and it flared to about the brightness of Sirius (mag -1.5). That's when I realized what I was seeing. The next two behaved likewise. I watched about 10 more. They did not flare, but peaked in brightness in the narrow range


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