Re: 2018AUG3 Provence

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2018 07:06:39 +0200
Björn,

The object you saw in front of ISS was the Dragon capsule.
It was released Aug 3 at 16:38 UT.

Regards
Leo

2018-08-04 23:54 GMT+02:00 Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> >
> > On "vacation" in Provence I had a (for me) terrific pass of ISS,
> ascending
> > from the NE to Vega near zenith around 20:56 UT. The frequent evening
> > thunderstorm cleared just in time to let me target Vega before ISS
> appeared
> > behind trees. Preceding by about 10 s was a (mag +2 Dragon?)  object.
>
>  But without my Windows tools I was utterly unsuccessfull in identifying
> and posting my image. Heavens-Above did not show an object preceding the
> ISS, "so you want to track satellites" facebook showed me posts, but no
> field to post my text + image(s). And nova.astronometry.net did not accept
> any input at the moment.
>
>
>
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