Re: Observed flare by Tandem-X (36605) TerraSAR-X (31698)

From: Thierry Legault via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:00:37 +0100
Hello,
on Dec 29th evening I recorded from home a 
passage of the couple showing a very nice flare 
(perhaps negative magnitude, I'll try to estimate 
it later from the video), while calsky predicted 
nothing. And yesterday evening I drove 60 km to 
be right on the flare line predicted by calsky 
(magnitude -3) and...no flare, or very little!

regards

At 11:10 05/01/2016, Alain Figer via Seesat-l wrote:
>Hi, On 4 January 2016 at 17h26.4m UTC,  I 
>observed visually such a flare by both 
>satellites according to Calsky prediction. The 
>magnitude was estimated at mag 0.5 instead of 
>mag -1.6 by the prediction. An addition of 7 
>successive 4-second photos taking during the 
>pass using a wide angle of 28mm is shown at : 
>https://www.flickr.com/groups/satellites_artificiels/discuss/72157640164372716/72157660864883193 
>Alain 48.67°N ; 2.13°E ; 170m a.s.l. 
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Thierry Legault
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