3 satellites move though Gemini - not sure what they were..

From: Michael Boschat via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 08:37:52 -0400
Hello:

0930UT - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada,   N 44d 29m   W 63d 36m

I looked out my window with 12x45 binoculars, when I saw 3 satellites in
unison but not sure what they were.  Estimated magnitude about -0 Mv.  They
were just a bit brighter than
Castor and Pollux.

All 3 fit in my 12x45 binocular field, and look light red.. They all move
slowly in the sky though Gemini.. and their formation was unusual. I ran to
get my  camera but they had faded by the time I got back..  I cannot find
any satellite showing this on the internet.

Roughly they were moving from roughly SW to NNE.

 a crude ascii diagram of them..    think of Pegasus without the bottom
left star and you will have an idea of how they looked..  no deviation from
them at all.. all moved at the same speed which was interesting ..
starlinks?


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how they appeared in binoculars..

Anyone have any ideas what these may have been?

-- 
Clear skies
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Michael Boschat
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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