Re: Starlink: request for magnitude observations

From: Thierry Legault via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:53:06 +0100
Jonathan, I filmed several ones (including the so-called Darksat) 
Saturday morning during a pass high in the sky, from Rambouillet 
France between 04:59 and 05:18 UTC. Here is the synthesis:

I estimate the magnitude at culmination at 2.5 for the brightest 
(including Darksat) and 4 to 4.5 for the dimmest.

Thierry Legault

At 23:02 24/02/2020, Jonathan McDowell via Seesat-l wrote:
>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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