Re: Starlink: request for magnitude observations

From: tristan.cools--- via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:32:19 +0100

I saw Darksat around 19:10UTC this evening over Belgium, mag +6.  The train
of Starlink satellites from the 20-06 launch were all seen but very bright
mag +2->2.5, but these are not yet in their operational orbit.

Tristan Cools
Belgian Working Group Satellites.

Op ma 24 feb. 2020 om 23:03 schreef Jonathan McDowell via Seesat-l <>:

> DARKSAT (44932) has now reached its operational orbit. This would be a
> great time to report visual magnitudes for it and other Starlink
> satellites. As before, what I'm looking for is mainly catalog number,
> visual magnitude, obsever location and time, plus ideally the rest of the
> usual
> SeeSat reporting data so we can estimate how illuminated it should have
> been.
>    I'm also interested in negative reports from experienced observers
> (satellite #such-and-such not seen at given time). And especially
> interested in any cases where they are seen when *not* predicted to be in
> sunlight (there have been anecdotal cases but I'm not sure I believe them)
>  Last summer's campaign was very successful - thanks to all the observers
> esp. the prolific Jay Respler. Can we do it again?
>   - Jonathan McDowell,  Center for Astrophysics
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