USA 193 nice & very bright before eclipse entry

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Tue Apr 03 2007 - 16:58:37 EDT

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    Hi all
    Observed USA 193 (06-057A) at 20:22 UTC. Just before eclipse entry it was very 
    bright, mag. +1 and easily visible. The trail image is here:
    ...and can be seen crossing Gemini at about 40 degrees altitude in the 
    west-southwest. It was rather fast, a very fine sight to see it zip by so brightly.
    This was the first time I observed it actually, usually it stays a bit too faint 
    for me.
    Positions will follow later. It is a nice clear evening here.
    - Marco  :-)
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, Cospar 4353
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