Re: SMAP (2015-003A) Visual Observation

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:08:47 -0700 (MST)
Observed again in the 8 inch telescope.  The main
antenna was recently deployed and that appears to
have made a significant change in the brightness.

Estimated magnitude 6.1 at a range of about 1850 km.

RA:  20 hr 20 min 29 sec
Dec:  -01 deg 01 min 47 sec
Star ID:  HD193329 near Theta Aquila

Azimuth ~105 degrees, elevation ~13 degrees

Time:  12:13:05 UT on 25 Feb 2015 (pre-sunrise)

All times and positions are close just to get a
revised standard magnitude.

It did appear slightly yellowish.

It may be observable with binoculars now.

Ron Lee
104 deg 33.7 min W
+38 deg 56.9 min N








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