Re: Geo sat flares

From: Alain Figer (alain.figer@club-internet.fr)
Date: Wed Mar 06 2013 - 12:28:27 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    On 4 March evening, while scanning photographically across geostationary band, I noticed - among others - a superb flaring by EUTE 36B #36101 2009-65A.
    
    I then took more than 90 photos of 13-sec duration each, covering about 20 minutes till its eclipse :
    
    EUTE 36B was flaring for several minutes, being quite easily visible to the naked eye (at least mag 4) despite the rather low height above a hazy horizon.
    
    Then it faded gently as close neighbouring EUTE 36A #26369 2000-28A began its own flaring at mag 4-4.5, being also visible to the naked eye.
    
    EUTE 36A flared for not so long that 36B then faded and got eclipsed. Soon after it, 36B got eclipsed too.
    
    What a nice sequence of photos covering all these events ! Simultaneously I have been admiring the whole show with binoculars.
    
    Alain Figer
    
    48.67 N ; 2.13 E ; 170m a.s.l.
    
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    Message du : 06/03/2013 05:21
    De : "Kevin Fetter " <kfetter@yahoo.com>
    A : seesat-l@satobs.org
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    Sujet : Geo sat flares
    
    
     After 1 week of constant cloud filled skies, it's nice to have a clear sky.
    
    So far, I find that the following got bright, reaching mag 6 are brighter.
    
    Intelsat 805 ( 25371 )
    Echostar 16 ( 39008 )
    Echostar 15 ( 36792 )
    
    For echostar 15 and 16, Echostar 16 was the brighter one at first, then it got fainter, and Echostar 15 became brighter then it. 
    
    Amazonas 3 ( 39078 )
    
    
    
    
    
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