Re: Ir D Flare and Envisat R Obs

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Sun Mar 03 2002 - 05:12:12 EST

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    According to the recent TLE's Envisat should precede its rocket. I saw both
    low North East Saturday 2002-03-02
    at 19:21 and 19:25 UT near Lambda Bootis. Object A: mag +6.0, object B: mag
    +6.3. The day before their magnitudes
    were just reversed.
    Bram Dorreman,
    COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1):
    51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jari <>
    To: Sat <>
    Date: zondag 3 maart 2002 7:05
    Subject: Ir D Flare and Envisat R Obs
    >At 05:22:40 Envisat Ariane 5 r was sceduled to become sunlit just below
    >Polaris so a few moments before it's time i went out and brought my 10x50s
    >to bear in the area where it was expected to be when to my surprise a NOSS
    >trio was right there in my FOV. It turned out to be the Noss 2-2 trio so i
    >followed them until they went behind my house and then looked for Envisat 5
    >r. I found it but it was very faint.
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