Crew Dragon Axiom-2 .... observed UK

From: John Locker via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_lists.seesatmail.org>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2023 00:15:45 +0100
Hi

Good pass of ISS this evening , 2135  GMT as Axiom-2 launched.

About twenty minutes later Axiom-2 appeared about 30 degs elevation
,rather fast and quite bright [Mag-1]
I trained the scope on the object and when looking at the many frames
captured saw that in fact two objects were visible [ second object not
seen naked eye or through the finder scope]

ISS seen here , about 2140 GMT approx 1,000 km downrange

https://i.postimg.cc/x1HkFfsn/ISS-downrange.jpg

Axiom-2 and  second object close by  here

https://i.postimg.cc/LXS0Z8WX/Axium-and-co.jpg

Presumably this was second stage which had been ejected a few minutes before.



Regards

John

53.39N  3.09W
Wirral UK

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