EAS now mag +2.5

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Sun Jul 20 2008 - 21:50:24 UTC

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    Just visually observed a nice zenith pass of the EAS, the Early Ammonia Servicer 
    released from ISS last year.
    Compared to last year, when it was much higher up, it has notably brightened. I 
    could now see it attain +2.5 just past the zenith while descending to the east. 
    A year ago it was still clearly fainter, about +4 during good zenith passes.
    I took pics of the pass with my Canon EOS 450D and EF 50/2.5 macro @ 800 iso and 
    it shows up well on the images too.
    Observations were done in a sky with roving cloud fields.
    - Marco
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