Atlas centaur tumbling

From: Jesus Pacheco (
Date: Sat May 18 2013 - 01:27:41 UTC

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    Hi all, I saw the final stage of atlas rocket (centaur) NORAD 13007 this
    I noticed that it was tumbling and produced a lot of flashes. The first
    flash was about -2 mag, the others was dim.
    Its tumbling period was irregular.
    Its trayectory in the sky was from west to southeast.
    My location is trujillo, Venezuela 9.40N 70.44W
    Time of passage: 19:18 local time ( 23:48 UTC)
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