Re: 05512A & Object near ISS

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Wed Nov 09 2005 - 21:59:48 EST

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    Michael Waterman wrote:
    
    
    > On 051109 at 1750 I saw an object 2 minutes ahead of the ISS,
    > varying mag 6 to 9 irregularly.
    
    Hello Mike,
    
    As Kevin said, your obs must have been of the FPP. It was 1 min 59 s ahead of 
    the ISS at the time of your obs and about half a degree to the south compared to 
    the ISS path.
    
    I saw the release live on NASA TV and it was quite varying in brightness. I had 
    the impression that we could see it with binoculars and you proved we can. It 
    has small solar panels that can produce flares. So I guess this will be an 
    interesting binocular object for the weeks to come until its reentry.
    
    Here the weather is not cooperative...
    
    Dan
    
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