Re: TDRS 1 on a telescope

From: Ron Lee (
Date: Sun Oct 06 2002 - 15:06:20 EDT

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    We are not far from the time of year  when you get flaring geosats.
    The sun angle produces better reflection off of solar arrays so they
    appear brighter.  You can even see some in binoculars.
    Try it again in two months.  Most likely it will be fainter.
    Ron Lee
    At 08:39 PM 10/6/02 +0200, you wrote:
    >Just saw my first satellite on a telescope, it was nice & steady, moving
    >VERY slow compared to naked eye satellites (obvious, isn't it?)
    >I found this post about the satellite:
    > but the satellite was much
    >brighter then +12 mag, more like +8.5, could someone tell me why is it
    >becoming brighter over the years?
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