Irregular brightness of # 33412 and maximum brightness of at least magnitude -3

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:26:46 +0100
Yesterday, 11/22/2020, in the afternoon, I was able to see something before
the first of the Astrometry photographs that I will leave, a satellite that
turned on a little and then turned off; taking into account the haze, I
estimate that its magnitude varied between +2.5 and +4.5, the transition
from one extreme to the other was fast (3-4 seconds), but so much when I
almost lost sight of it, and then saw it, it remained At least 10 seconds,
when it got close to the zenith, the magnitude variation was between +1.5
and +3.5, only slightly less bright than the star Deneb, which was not too
far away to the naked eye, when it reached its maximum brightness. But when
it reaches the position where Cosmo-Skymeds usually shine brightly, it
began to rapidly increase in brightness, to the point that for at least 30
seconds it was at magnitude -2 or more negative, and at one point, it can
it went down to -3 or -4, as much as the ISS. Then it faded quickly,
instead of gradually as I was used to.
The thing is, it doesn't seem to work well
Date: 20201122
Time: 18:23 UTC - ...
First photograph:      18:23:14 UTC - 18:23:30 UTC  Trail very close to 13
Cep   maximum brightness (magnitude +2.5)
Second photograph: 18:23:52 UTC - 18:24:08 UTC  Trail close to 2 Peg
maximum brightness (magnitude +1.5)
Third  photograph:    18:24:30 UTC - 18:24:46 UTC  The maximum brightness
appears to be below the stain in the photo. Mirrors (approximate): 57.5º,
265.9º
Fourth photograph:   18:25:09 UTC - 18:25:25 UTC  Trail between 17 Aqr and
Nu Aqr (ν Aqr)   maximum brightness (magnitude +2)
https://nova.astrometry.net/status/4031421
https://nova.astrometry.net/status/4031425
https://nova.astrometry.net/status/4031432
https://nova.astrometry.net/status/4031440

3602, 36.8389ºN, 2.4498ºW, 31 m, Almería (Spain)

Regards
-- 
José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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