Starlink: request for magnitude observations

From: Jonathan McDowell via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:02:46 -0500
DARKSAT (44932) has now reached its operational orbit. This would be a
great time to report visual magnitudes for it and other Starlink
satellites. As before, what I'm looking for is mainly catalog number,
visual magnitude, obsever location and time, plus ideally the rest of the
SeeSat reporting data so we can estimate how illuminated it should have
   I'm also interested in negative reports from experienced observers
(satellite #such-and-such not seen at given time). And especially
interested in any cases where they are seen when *not* predicted to be in
sunlight (there have been anecdotal cases but I'm not sure I believe them)
 Last summer's campaign was very successful - thanks to all the observers
esp. the prolific Jay Respler. Can we do it again?

  - Jonathan McDowell,  Center for Astrophysics
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