Re: Starlink-2 color

From: Brad Young via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 04:13:51 +0000 (UTC)
I have noticed that on several of them when they are "skirting the shadow", similar to the ISS. Normally they seem to appear white; i.e. it is phase angle effect.

Brad Young PE
Advisory Consultant
ConsenSys Space
Visual:
Oberwerk 8 x 40 Mariner binoculars
Meade ETX-125 
22" f/4.2 UC Obsession
COSPAR 8336 =TULSA1 +36.139208,-95.983429 660ft, 201m
COSPAR 8335 =TULSA2 +35.8311  -96.1411 1083ft, 330m
Remote Imaging:
MPC I89 COSPAR 7777 38.165653 -2.326735 5150ft, 1650m Nerpio, Spain
MPC Q62 COSPAR 7778 -31.2733 149.0644 3400ft, 1122m Siding Spring, NSW, Australia 
MPC H06 COSPAR 7779 32.92 -105.528 7298ft, 2225m Mayhill, New Mexico USA 
MPC 323 COSPAR 7782 -32.008 116.135 984ft, 300m Perth, WA, Australia


On Friday, January 17, 2020, 08:45:04 PM CST, Bob King via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote: 





Hi everyone,

I saw a pass of about 40 Starlink-2 satellites on the evening of Jan. 16
from Duluth, Minn. Through binoculars they appeared orangish, not white.
Were my eyes playing tricks or is this their true color.
Thanks!
Bob
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