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

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 23:10:13 +0200
I observed tonight the train too, in the same ocurrence of 19h57m UT.

In the southern Alps the pass was not very high in the sky (h:32° at
culmination) but,  thanks to a superb mountain sky, it has been a fantastic
naked eye show from the mountain line in the NW to the eclipse in the NE.
The satellites were quite bright especially beyond the North (mag 2 or 3),
and at almost any moment several satellites were flashing.
I took a series of photos near Delta CAS using a NIKON D850 + NIKON F300mm
at F/4.

Alain
44.57° N ; 6.68° E ; 1850m a.s.l.

Le jeu. 23 avr. 2020 à 22:51, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org> a écrit :

>
>
> 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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