Re: Breeze-M Tank observation - FAST

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 17:10:18 +0100 (CET)
Among a few others, another Breeze-M Tank decidedly worth looking is : 2009-027 C , Protostar 2 Tank #34943 , 159 x 6879 km . 

I photographed it on 5 March 2015 18h37.1m UTC passing at 179 km altitude and impressive 2.30°/s angular velocity , despite 

culminating only h: 52° above horizon (SSE) . It was mag 1.4 according to Calsky.

Breeze-M Tank are fascinating objects indeed.

 

Alain Figer

48.67 N ; 2.13 E ; 170 m a.s.l.

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> Just saw the Breeze-M Deb (Tank) #36103 (2009-065-C) and that has to be the
fastest satellite I’ve ever seen.

Current Argument of Perigee puts its closest point very close to my 37°
Latitude. Didn’t get a timing due to clouds,

but was very close to predictions on Heavens-Above and latest SatTrack file.


Orbit currently 334km x 15,551km. Mag at 339 km straight overhead was +1.2.
Definitely worth a look!

Pass details at –

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=37.27171
<http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=37.27171&lng=-121.97794&l
oc=Campbell+Home&alt=1040&tz=PST&cul=en-GB&satid=36103&mjd=57090.1243516349>
&lng=-121.97794&loc=Campbell+Home&alt=1040&tz=PST&cul=en-GB&satid=36103&mjd=
57090.1243516349



Rick Baldridge

Campbell, CA
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