Nauka and Proton upper stage bright and fast

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:26:47 +0200
The Nauka module and its Proton upper stage, launched from Baikonur
earlier today, made a ~60 deg pass over Europe just now. The pass
coincided with the ~185 km perigee of their orbits, trailing ISS by
about 2 minutes. Both objects were very fast, reminiscent of the final
days of MIR. Both objects were about equal brightness, a tad brighter
than Arcturus.

Images taken with my all sky camera are at

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