Friday, 26 January 2007

Successful simultanious observations of Lacrosse 5 "disappearance"!

On January 22 and 24, Philip Masding in the UK and me in the Netherlands managed to observe and time two Lacrosse 5 (05-016A) "disappearances" simultaniously. Phil obtained some marvelous lightcurves showing the brightness behaviour of the satellite during these passes.

Interestingly, the clocked times of disappearance are similar for Phil's location in the UK near Manchester (53.4 N, 2.4 W) and for me in Leiden, the Netherlands (52.2 N, 4.5 E), 485 km to the East of Phil.

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