IRIDIUM 62 [+] #25285U


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On April, 7 1998 the Communication Satellite IRIDIUM 62 launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan into space.
One of the photos of my private space watch program was showing an Iridium flare with -5.7 mag on local midnight on June, 8 2017, 22:05 UT
The satellite moved from left to right. The duration of the track of the satellite was about 25 seconds at all.

IRIDIUM 62  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

2017-06-08 by Bernhard Haeusler, Dettelbach, Germany                  view: South                           

detail of combined 2 x 15 sec. exposures, 2017-06-08 UT 22:04:58, camera: ZWO ASI 178 MC Color,  allsky lens: 2.5mm, f-1.2  170
Full Moon with 99.46% in 122 distance, PA62. Moon Alt: +21.

IRIDIUM 62  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

Star Chart of the image above


Object information from TheSky X Pro:

Object Name: IRIDIUM 62 [+] #25285U
RA (Topocentric): 13h 13m 15.6s
Dec (Topocentric): +16 33' 08"
RA (2000.0): 13h 12m 24.1s
Dec (2000.0): +16 38' 40"
Azimuth: 239 10' 28"
Altitude: +43 25' 22"
RA Rate (arcsecs/sec): -515,315723
Dec Rate (arcsecs/sec): 1.201,625092
Satellite Name: IRIDIUM 62 [+] #25285U
Satellite TLE1: 1 25285U 98021A 17159.28329318 .00000159 00000-0 49748-4 0 9992
Satellite TLE2: 2 25285 86.3984 227.6157 0002477 91.8811 268.2668 14.34218706 3748

Date: 09.06.2017
Time: 00:05 DST
Satellite Julian Date: 2.457.913,4202
Latitude: +46 18' 45"
Longitude: 2 22' 17"
Earth Altitude: 783,5789
Range: 1.077,5939
Range Rate: -3,0253
Depth of Eclipse: 451,4126


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