I suspect space debris in low orbit and high rotation speed

From: José Luis Ruiz via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:34:29 +0200
Today I have seen an object with exactly the same behavior as the last
06/07/2016, which strikes me too, even assuming that there was a satellite.
Great angular speed, continuously drawn before reaching the zenith and at
the zenith with light flashes (flashes), and a few flashes of magnitude
between -1 and -2 height (elevation) of the polestar, when it is north of
my position and more or less with that angle. So whatever it is what
produces the flashes, it seems to have to be at that point so that you can
see with all its intensity. Today however I have not been lucky with
photos, only a partial on the part of the flashes, and maybe another in the
continuous part where hardly see something and I'm still not sure it is,
and another above where there is but it can serve to get an idea of ​​his
departure shadow since passed another possible satellite which he passed
(although the photo is not that junction appears, if I could see with the
naked eye, my camera, again, it is very sensitive in heaven something
darker, thin cirrus clouds that covered the sky). If I can discover
something of the two photographs that I have indicated, I will send them,
at least flashes, but surely partial, is safe. Seconds before crossing
satellites have seen an airplane, and the difference with the things I've
seen is huge, perfectly distinguished their navigation lights, and even
white with flashes were much weaker than the possible satellite height
To advance even just the passing time, and considering that subtract those
40 seconds lag that seems to bring my watch, the way out of the shadow has
occurred towards 3:38:36 UTC, around 03 : 39: 12, passes near the zenith,
and in few seconds passes you, and to the 3:40:34 is more or less at the
height of the polestar, where I pick up a few flashes from less to more,
this is , when they start.
Well, I'll see what I can do, sorry for that intrigues me.

José Luis Ruiz Gómez
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Received on Mon Jun 20 2016 - 01:35:22 UTC

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