LIGHTSAIL 2 observed and videorecorded

From: PAUL MALEY via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2019 12:26:23 +0000 (UTC)
I just finished an early morning pass over LIGHTSAIL 2. Our monsoon let up briefly to allow a section of the sky to clear up at the right time.  From my location in Carefree, Arizona it appeared about 18 deg above my south southwest reaching a maximum elevation of 25 deg in the south. Tracking and videorecording was from 11:45:37 to 11:50:04UT August 5.  Surprisingly the object was right on time and position and was basically stable and steady for the entire 4 minutes and 27 seconds. The brightness change was from 6.0, reaching 5.0 and then 6.5 when tracking was stopped.  Range varied from 1800km to 1428km to 2000km during the pass.
Paul D. Maley
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