Re: Starlink Magnitudes Article (Mostly On Topic)

From: Thierry Legault via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 09:31:23 +0100
hello, last week a took a video of several 
Starlinks in final orbit (530 km) in a good 
position: they appeared close to zenith (>70░) 
with a solar elongation around 120░ (sun altitude 
-19░), making the solar panel a possible source 
of reflected light. I estimate mag 3.5 to 4, 
fading to 5 then to 6 as long as they go East (sunrise).


At 21:05 31/01/2020, you wrote:
>Its not in the online content yet, but the March 
>issue of Sky & Telescope magazine has an article 
>on subject that includes a table of magnitudes 
>collected by SeeSat members Jay Respler Brad 
>Young Bram Dorreman and Ron Lee. It should go 
>online in the next few days.┬  Our local club 
>newsletter includes an article about it, by 
>another author that cribs a lot from the S&T 
>article (as John freely admits), and another by 
>me describing use of the Perth telescope. Not 
>sure why the pdf version of the newsletter is 
>quite so messed up. 
> Brad 
>Young PE Advisory Consultant ConsenSys Space 
>Visual: Oberwerk 8 x 40 Mariner┬ binoculars 
>Meade ETX-125┬  22" f/4.2 UC Obsession COSPAR 
>8336 =TULSA1 +36.139208,-95.983429 660ft, 201m 
>COSPAR 8335 =TULSA2 +35.8311┬  -96.1411 1083ft, 
>330m Remote Imaging: MPC I89 COSPAR 7777 
>38.165653 -2.326735 5150ft, 1650m Nerpio, Spain 
>MPC Q62 COSPAR 7778 -31.2733 149.0644 3400ft, 
>1122m Siding Spring, NSW, Australia┬  MPC H06 
>COSPAR 7779 32.92 -105.528 7298ft, 2225m 
>Mayhill, New Mexico USA┬  MPC 323 COSPAR 7782 
>-32.008 116.135 984ft, 300m Perth, WA, Australia 
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