Re: ? reentry over Germany - 2017 Oct. 6 - 20:19UT+-1min?

From: George Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:51:12 -0400
I forgot to include this link: http://www.satview.org/spacejunk.php

I'd look at the next 2 weeks of items to see if you passed under the 
plane.  But it's unlikely to be these things as reentry predictions tend 
to be pretty good.

- George

On 10/06/2017 09:46 PM, George Roberts via Seesat-l wrote:
> Nothing predicted to come down for another few more days.  You could 
> enter these items into heavens-above and see if they even get that far 
> north.  I would guess maybe the debris from the ISS?
>
> Check to see if it passed over your location at about the right time 
> (it would have come by a few minutes earlier than expected if it was 
> lower than expected.  But at least you can see if the plane of the 
> orbit was over your location at that time.
>
> - george
>
>
> On 10/06/2017 08:53 PM, hehehe--- via Seesat-l wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> A night sky observer for about 30 years now, I think
>> I have seen the first reentry event in my life!  :)
>>
>> 2017 Oct. 6 - 20:19UT +-1min
>> Observation north of Berlin (Basdorf)  52.724926N , 13.440637E
>>
>> The object followed a looong trajectory and "fell" roughly from Zenit 
>> to NNE.
>> I've seen the part from below Cassiopeia to extinction close to the 
>> NNE horizon.
>> Speed was slow. The event lasted at least several seconds if not >10sec.
>> Much slower than "falling stars", but considerably faster than sats 
>> in LEO.
>> No "explosion", but fragmentation into several things. All fragments
>> remained so close to each other that it was impossible to count them.
>> Brighness (much) higher than Venus but never competed with the moons 
>> brighness
>> One day after full moon. The Moon was 25° above horizon and
>> abt. >90° to the right of the object.  Extremely clear sky.
>> Colours: Sometimes Yellowish or rather colourless, sometimes really 
>> green,
>> latest/biggest fragments clearly reddish at the end.
>>
>> I tried to hear something in the interval up to several minutes later,
>> but there was no sound from the bolides path direction.
>>
>>
>> So of course I'd like to know the name of what I saw.   :D
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Greetings from Berlin, Germany!
>>
>>
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