Increase in brightness of Tianhe 1 Space Station

From: R.C. Coursen via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 01:05:25 -0400
041.8N. 080.8W....I've observed four nights of West to East overhead passes of the Tianhe 1 Space Station. Back in May
when I observed the Tianhe 1 it was around the same magnitude as the star Arcturus - 0.05 magnitude, but recently it's
been much brighter than Regulus I would say approximately -1 magnitude. Could this be the extra module they added or a
very good phase angle for this time of year for the increase in brightness?

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