Re: Starlink observations (11 Nov 2019 launch )

From: ronlee--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2019 16:19:15 -0700
On the morning of 23 November 2019 I watched several objects from
this launch.  The first Starlink was #1050 (NORAD 44755).  I picked  it up
in binoculars near Sirius in the southwest around 536 AM MST  (1236 UT).

As it neared Procyon it brightened enough to see it naked eye so I  
followed it that way looking for any possible flare.  It dimmed to  below
naked eye magnitude in my skies as it passed the handle of
Big Dipper.   This was an 82 degree elevation pass southeast of
the zenith.

I watched six or seven more as their maximum elevation point moved  to the
northwest.
They seemed brighter possibly around magnitude 2.5

While easy enough to see it certainly was not as visually impressive
as my first observation of this group about 1.5 days after launch and
even less so compared to initial sightings of the first Starlink launch.

I am curious whether solar flares are possible from these satellites.






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