Re: Observation in broad daylight

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Mon Sep 01 2008 - 21:03:29 UTC

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    Hi Ulrike
    
    
    This sounds like a typical high altitude balloon observation to 
    me.....although I stand to be corrected.
    Calsky.com gives the following info about balloon launches within your 
    region
    
          82 km EMDEN-FLUGPLATZ, GERMANY. Launches at 4:45 UTC, 10:45 UTC, 16:45 
    UTC, 22:45 UTC.
          139 km BERGEN, GERMANY. Launches at 4:45 UTC, 10:45 UTC, 16:45 UTC, 
    22:45 UTC.
    
    
    Of course upper wind speeds and direction would need to be checked , but
    
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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Dr. Stefan Erdmann" <w-e@citykom.net>
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 9:25 PM
    Subject: Observation in broad daylight
    
    
    > Hello, my name is Ulrike and I joined your list because something I 
    > watched two days ago has made me extremely curious.
    > It was Saturday afternoon and I was lying in my garden flat on my back and 
    > looking idly into the cloudless sky. A tiny light-grey spot aroused my 
    > curiosity,it was clearly far, far away
    > and didn't seem to move at all,standing a little south of the zenith. 
    > After watching for two or three minutes I went in and fetched my 
    > binocular.
    > When I had found the spot again I could see that it was an object that was 
    > tumbling , and about 2/3 of it was bright margenta-red. Now I could also 
    > see that it was moving north increasingly fast
    > I could follow it for about one minute, then it vanished from view. No 
    > smoke or any kind of trace like sometimes seen with meteorites.
    > Could it be a satelite or rather space-junk coming down?
    >
    > Time: Sat, 30 August  5:00 Pm Summertime
    > Place: Greven, Germany,   Lat 52.100  Long. 7.617   46m
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