Intelsat 1R easily mag 6 range tonight

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Tue Jul 15 2008 - 02:34:17 UTC

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    At 2:23 UTC ( July 15 ) Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) was easily mag 6 range.
    19 h 08 m R.A
    -6 deg 38 min Dec
    I observed it the other day, in my 10*50 binoculars.
    Later around 3:30 UTC, it should be in flare mode. At lease that what I remember when playing back the capture video. I'll have to check later.
    So in a dark sky, I beleive you'll see it with just your eye.
    I can't wait until I am out, at my other observing site at the end of the month, with it's darker skies. 
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
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