RE: 26958 PROBA visible with binoculars?

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Sun Oct 19 2003 - 05:28:52 EDT

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    At 19:54 16-10-03 -0400, you wrote:
    > > I wonder if anyone here has seen this microsatellite (26958,
    > > 01-049B)?  If so I would like to know the likely magnitude
    > > and whether it could be picked up with binoculars..
    > >
    > > As it weighs a mere 94kg and is 60cm x 60cm x 80 cm I guess
    > > it would be a challenge for even an experienced observer.
    Interesting to know that someone is trying to observe this satellite.
    I have tried but never seen it.  This satellite is the first Belgian 
    made(ESA) satellite and can be compared in size with a washing machine.  It 
    is still operational and making wonderfull images of selected areas of our 
    This satelliet is(of course) part of the BWGS(Belgian Working Group 
    Satellite) observing programme.
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