Dragon CRS-20 seen and imaged 23 min after launch

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 07:08:11 +0100
Hi all,

I had a very good view of DRAGON CRS-20 and associated objects from Leiden, the
Netherlands, in morning twilight around 5:13 UT, 23 minutes after launch. It was
about 1 minute late on my elset.

I even captured a thruster firing on video:

https://vimeo.com/396108824

The Falcon 9 upper stage, Dragon, and two solar panel covers were all visible as
a grouplet of objects, Falcon 9 stage and Dragon merging two one object with the
unaided eye flanked by the two tumbling solar panels covers as separate objects.

Falcon 9 stage about mag +1.5, Dragon about +2 to +2.5, solar panel covers
varying between +1.5 and invisible.

Photographic image here:

https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/status/1236164714880798721?s=20

- Marco

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