Iranian NOUR 1 imaged, looks stable

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 14:14:40 +0200
Hi all,

I finally had the combination of a good illumination angle and good weather,
allowing me to succesfully image a pass of the new Iranian NOUR1 (NOOR 1)
satellite, 2020-024A.

I filmed 4 seconds of the pass with a WATEC 902H with SamYang 2.0/135 mm lens,
around 01:52:11 UT (6 May 2020), at an elevation of 46 degrees and range of 592
km. I estimate the object was around mag. +7.5.


Unlike in Paul Maley's capture of May 3, the object appears stable over these 4
seconds: I can see no clear brightness variation. So if it is tumbling at all,
it is doing so slowly currently. Or perhaps not at all.

(see also the 100-frame video stack here:

Will try again coming night with a lens with larger FOV.

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

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