burst flare magnitude -2 OAO 3 (Copernicus) (6153)

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 08:38:50 +0200
Although the picture is very lively, yet I was lucky. The flare since it
starts from magnitude +4, until it ends out of sight hardly lasted no more
than 10 seconds. The luck was that despite seeing the magnitude +4
satellite pointing the camera decided for trying, and I was surprised to
see how in a matter of 1-2 seconds passed magnitude to magnitude +4 -2, so
I did not hesitate to tighten shutter stabilized well even without the
The clock did not have it synchronized, so it will take about 5 seconds,
but apart nor the timing seems to go well, at least when I follow the OTV4
previous times seems to be around 40 seconds, the better follow him on his
position in the sky, but nevertheless, in its universal time it is
05/23/2016 21:11:23
To find the position in the sky, the triangle of stars HR 5567, HR 5550 and
HR 5575 can be used to determine the start of the outbreak approximately.
The mirrors make about the beginning, (42.1º, 140.7º) maybe could have
started from (42.2º, 140.6º) and end (41.8º, 141.1º), continuing as
anti-flare exceeding brightness with magnitude +3, at least until (41.5º,
141.6º). It can also not be in the mirrors, but just in case.
Coordinates: 36.8389ºN, 2.4496ºW, Almería (Spain)


José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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