Re: Fuel Dump over Chile

From: Skywayinc--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:07:31 -0500
Thank you Leo and Cees for solving the  mystery!
Happy 2015 to all in the coming year!
-- joe r.

In a  message dated 12/31/2014 9:22:17 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
seesat-l_at_satobs.org  writes:
It was FengYun 2G not F that was launched this  morning.

Leo


-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- 
From: C.  Bassa via Seesat-l 
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 1:14 PM 
To:  Skywayinc_at_aol.com 
Cc: Seesat-L ; wbogardu_at_optonline.net 
Subject: Re:  Fuel Dump over Chile 

Hi Joe,

They indeed observed the fuel dump  of the Fengyun 2F launch.

The fuel dump is also visible in MASCOT all sky  camera at Cerro
Paranal, the ESO VLT site in Chile. Those images show two  clouds
rising from the West from 01:50UT to 02:20UT, coincident with  the
first space-track elements attributed to this launch  (40367/14090A).

Here is an animated GIF of the MASCOT images (note the  bright Moon and
the error in camera orientation; North is up, West on the  right).
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52579487/20141231_Fengyun2F_mascot.gif

Happy  new year!
Cees
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