Starlink 6 'train' seen, and filmed from the Netherlands

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 22:51:36 +0200
Hi all,

Observed the Starlink 6 'train' from yesterday's launch, near 19:57 UT from
Leiden, the Netherlands, in twilight.

They were fainter than I expected, except for a brief moment while still low in
the west, when for a few seconds they became clearly visible by the naked eye.
My neighbour observed with me and was very enthusiastic when she spotted that.

After that brief clear naked eye visibility, they became fainter, but in 10x50
binoculars it was a very fine sight, this string of lights, by my estimate some
10-15 degrees long!

I shot a video with the WATEC 902H and Canon EF 2.0/35 mm lens, which shows them
well. Video is here:

https://vimeo.com/411169759

They were about 42 seconds early on my elset, but well on-track.

- Marco


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