'Tubular bells' objects B and H observed

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2021 00:26:01 +0200
Hi all,

I had a deep twilight southern pass of the 'Tubular Bells' objects this evening.
Sun at only -7 degrees, sky background still very bright. Limiting magnitude of
the video camera about +8.5.

Using the WATEC 902H2 Supreme and a 2.0/135 mm lens, I positively observed
objects B and H, around 21:08:25 and 21:13:20 UT. They were faint but clearly
visible in the video footage.

I missed object C as I was repositioning the camera FOV to try to capture the
grouplet of objects D, E and F, one of which should be Brik-II.

D, E and F were however not seen. Object G too was not seen. Object H on the
other hand was seen, as mentioned earlier.

So objects B and H seem brighter than the rest. I observed B two nights ago as well.

There is also object A, which I observed two nights ago. It is much brighter
than B and H, in a lower orbit and now well ahead of the rest. This is almost
certainly the LauncherOne upper stage.

So my interpretation of who-is-who at the moment:

I tend to interpet B and H as STP-27VPA objects. In that case, C and G could be
STP-27VPA objects as well, creating two pairs, each pair with a brighter and a
fainter object.

D, E and F then would be the STORK's and Brik-II.

But I could be completely wrong of course.

- Marco

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