I suspect space debris in low orbit and high rotation speed

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:29:50 +0200
Yesterday, Björn Gimle wrote me and left an extensive work on the flashes I
saw in May. If someone had an interest in some of its files could forward
them, and considering that I do not understand too.
With the approach of summer comes the heat and leaves me too many forces to
analyze the photos, but nevertheless, when there is something interesting I
try to leave something as a reminder. Among the objects without identifying
the first 2 weeks of June, I have one of 7 June with two photographs taken
at 3:29:08 and 3:29:50 UTC UTC (shown in the second part of one of the
protective walls not to fall into one of the courtyards). I also took
pictures of HeavenSat. Regarding the object indicate that this time, out of
the shadow manifested with continuous brightness, but with little difficult
flashes seen by the naked eye (that part did not take pictures because it
was when I discovered it, and quickly reached the zenith). I think he had
the camera to a focal length of 240 mm, and so most likely have failed, as
the object was moving fast Reduci all I could focal length (without
looking), I turned to look at the north and shot twice, with the south wall
of the courtyard of my position. While preparing for the first photo, the
brightness of the object began to stop being continuous to become weak
flashes (see first photo), but while processing the first picture, these
flashes increased intensity up to magnitude -2, for a few seconds when the
second photo shoot, those flashes again began to decrease their brightness,
disappearing while the second photo was processed.
not know if have to do with what I saw in May in that on this occasion was
presented with a much more uniform brightness and did not begin to make
substantial flashes up relatively low on the northern horizon, above the
height of Polaris. In each of the photos it seems to make a flash every 2
HeavenSat the estimated route is only approximate because there are too
many stars in the area, besides the haze of recent days.
The only sure thing is that it is not a normal plane, as I not see their
navigation lights also does not have a uniform behavior, except this time
the flashes, but these do not become visible until no angle to me.





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