Re: More bright Starlinks

From: satcom ops via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 12:55:48 +0100
Same here Marco.....only saw naked eye about one in three of the train 
around 21ooGMT and as you say , faint.
I did see , during a 20 minute observation at least one bright flash/ 
glint , which caught me by surprise  a few degrees short of zenith.

Best wishes

John


On 21/04/2020 12:47, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l wrote:
> Op 20-4-2020 om 21:58 schreef Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l:
>>
>>
>> Another impressive pass of the March 18 Starlink "fleet", at 40 degrees max
>> elevation S-SW, between 19:27-19:45 UT.
> 
> 
> 
> Interestingly enough, during the next pass (21:03-21:20 UT), just north of the
> zenith at very high elevation, almost all Starlink sats were very dim: most NOT
> seen by naked eye, with a handful of notable exceptions.
> 
> Goes to show that satellite orientation and relative angle of sun-sat-observer
> are very important, and should be taken into account when discussing visibility
> issues.
> 
> I have noted before, with other Starlink "trains", that passes in the zenith are
> often faint, while passes lower in the sky are brighter.
> 
> - Marco
> 
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