Nope I am not seeing things, Intelsat 1R is very faint

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2008 - 00:32:49 UTC

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    I noticed a star, where Intelsat 1R was. I moved the scope, to make sure it's not a hotpixel are
    noise as I call it. It's not, but in fact Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) It's very faint, around mag 9, but
    I can see it. So I know I am not seeing things.
    Now stay away clouds, so I can observe a flare from it. Darn clouds came yesterday, just as
    Intelsat 1R was starting to flare up !
    Time was 0:20 UTC ( Feb 1 )
    Tonight at around 2:27 UTC give are take a few minutes, it will get bright for a few minutes.
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