2016-040 objects A and B observed.

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:58:21 +0200
On 22 Jun 2016 20h51-52m UT, I photographed the pass of 2016-040-A and B in
HYA, LIB, VIR, before culmination, using a Canon EOS 6D + 28mm wide angle
(field 70°x47°). Both satellites were in time according to the Calsky
ephemeris and formed a nice triplet including 2007-001-B (Cartosat 2).
As expected 2016-040-B was 12 seconds ahead of 040-A.
Both satellites were also followed in VIR as mag 6.5 objects using
binoculars 50x10.

They were in their ninth revolution ; according to Calsky:* "Earth
revolutions since launch: 8.6."*

No other debris catalogued from the 2016-040 launch was detected.

Alain Figer

Southern Alps : 44.573 N ; 6.682 E ; 1850 m a.s.l.
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