Re: Object near ISS on May 16 a.m.

From: alex via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 12:36:46 +0200
Possible candidates: (source: Stellarium)

   - 1998-067RA / NORAD 45257 - I think this is related to the ISS
   - Starlink-1753
   - Starlink-2428

-alex-

note: I had a very hard time trying to decode the "1227 am CDT" - it
contains a lot of hurdles for "non-americans" (the am/pm thing, especially
around "12" draws a lot of brain bytes, and "CDT" needs a lookup, and then
I hope DST has been accounted for). (this is why ISO-8601
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601> was created, to solve this kind of
issues, especially when working in a global community)

so I think the answer to my problem is 16T0027-05:00 ;-)


On Sun, May 16, 2021 at 4:37 PM Bob King via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Early this morning, during a May16,12:27 a.m. CDT pass of the ISS, I
> noticed a fainter satellite preceding the station along nearly the same
> track. Their separation decreased during the pass from about 10° to 2°
> (perspective effect?). I'm curious if the two were related or if it was
> strictly a coincidence. The second satellite gradually brightened during
> its run from about magnitude 4.5 to 3.
>
> Thank you for your help in identifying this object.
>
> Best regards,
> Bob
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