Tándem X (36605) 2010-030A (flare up) and ISS

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:22:26 +0100
Today, about Corona Borealis, the Tandem X mirror passed very close to
the first
time I know of your flare. So from 07:10 it was focused on adjusting the
sky area planned for the flare to the field of the camera. So I was
surprised when I could see coming from the northwest ISS, perhaps
between 50 and
60 height before reaching the zenith, with a magnitude between -4 and -5,
possibly closer to -5 northwest side since shone quite than Venus (-3.8). I
do not know why, but I have the impression to have increased between 1 and 2
magnitude these past two months. Even something like 10th in the high
north-northwest horizon (can not remember exactly, but I have a photo of it)
is able to shine with a magnitude between -1 and -2.
Well, the fact is that I concentrated with Tandem X and luck. The forecasts
had met me. Leave the following information from the image:
Roughly Intersection HD143687 and HR6152 segment with the satellite's
trajectory: mirrors (62.4º 79.9º) magnitude 0 (+/-0.2)
Roughly Intersection HR6154 and Delta Coronae Borealis segment with the
satellite's trajectory: mirrors (62.4º 83.5º) magnitude -1.2 (+/-0.2)
Roughly Intersection HR6152 and Pi Serpentis segment with the satellite's
trajectory: mirrors (62.4º 86.7º) magnitude -1.2 (+/-0.2)
Roughly Intersection Tau8 Serpentis and Phi Serpentis segment with the
satellite's trajectory: mirrors (61.0º 98.9º) magnitude +2 (+/-0.2)
From the above, it appears that Tandem X reaches a magnitude between -1 and
-2 when the mirror is approximately (62º 85º) at least what I've seen. And
TerraSar X seems to shine when it is very close to Tándem X (as it is
more separated, so I do not see).

36.8389º -2.4499º Almería (Spain)
José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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