CORRECTION TO TIME :: 3 satellites move though Gemini - not sure what they were..

From: Michael Boschat via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 12:49:55 +0000

1030UT - 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 which I can just fit them in my 12x45 binocular field.

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 right 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
Michael Boschat
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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