Flare Yaogan 29 (41038)

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 18:38:44 +0100
Nice and prolonged flare of magnitude 0 satellite Yaogan 29 to 06:14 local
time (5:14 UTC) in the Big Dipper. Although I took two photos, I leave the
first, which appears in the upper corner of my right. The intention was to
take a picture with some detail of that part of the Big Dipper when
suddenly appeared satellite. He was not sure, but check the photo, I could
see the end of the path of the satellite during the 16 seconds of exposure.
Sorry for the background noise, but my camera prefers some residual light
to deep sky.

I was also surprised the Iridium 68 satellite with a burst magnitude -5 to
meeting the expectations of Heavens-Above not far from the Moon and Mars
and Saturn. I could only take the picture of antiflare that helped me at
least to determine the satellite.
However, I think I forgot to mention another flare around -4 I could see
yesterday between 06:00 and 07:20 local time (UTC + 1) of a satellite that
was headed west-east slightly above the whole Moon-Saturn-Mars. I
completely forgot to have him in mind, so I lost.

36.8389ºN, 2.4499ºW. Almería (Spain)

José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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