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Observations of objects of type "Satellite":

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -4)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: good   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Nov 29 22:35:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2036

This evening I watched the ISS fly right over my head. It was much brighter than Venus usually is. It was quite a site.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3.4)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: severe   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Sep 28 22:55:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2030

This evening I viewed the ISS as it flew over my condo. With binoculars, I was able to see the ISS' wings.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Nov 30 02:05:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1990

another good weather ISS Passage going near Venus in the Southwest to NE into the Earth's shadow.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -8, est. to be in Cassiopeia)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Nov 28 01:57:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1989

DOUBLE Iridium 23 Flare high in the NNE and also about -3 Mag. in Camelopardalis.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -4)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Nov 7 01:52:05 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1986

Iridium 62 Flare high in the NNE between Cassiopeia and Cepheus.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -7, est. to be in Camelopardalis)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Oct 27 02:50:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1985

Iridium 70 toward the NE

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -1)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: light   Transparency: good   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Oct 17 19:45:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1984

This evening, my brother Anthony, my friends Joe, Steve, Leo & I watched the Anteres Rocket go by the West Haven beach on its way to the ISS from Wollop's Island Virginia. We knew when the first stage dropped off by the bright flash that appeared as the rocket gained altitude. We were then able to watch the rocket go on looking like an orange light in the sky. It as quite an event to see.

Satellite (Satellite, est. to be in Aquila)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Sep 15 02:55:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1983

"double" Iridium flares below Altair.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3, est. to be in Aquila)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Sep 14 03:00:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1982

Iridium 13 under Altair

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -6)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Aug 23 03:00:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1981

Iridium 5 flare in mid-twilight high in the SE

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -6, est. to be in Sagitta)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Aug 10 04:00:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1980

another Iridium flare high in the east (Summer Triangle) lasted longer than usual.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -7, est. to be in Cygnus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Jul 29 04:54:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1978

BRIGHT Iridium 35 flare below the Summer Triangle.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3, est. to be in Lyra)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu Jul 28 03:45:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1977

Another good ISS Pass from Southwest to Northeast passing Vega.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -5, est. to be in Camelopardalis)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Feb 14 02:50:30 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1964

Iridium 21 flare seen clearly toward the NNE

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3, est. to be in Eridanus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sat Jan 30 02:34:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1963

Iridium 77 Flare in the south despite high clouds.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3.5)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: East Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Oct 21 23:05:00 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1962

Last evening after work, I was able to view the ISS flying overhead. It was a nice sight.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -4, est. to be in Hydra)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Mar 22 03:32:35 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1947

Iridium 6 DOUBLE Flare below Jupiter.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -8, est. to be in Orion)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Mar 15 02:20:35 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1946

Iridium 32 Flare high in the South.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -5, est. to be in Lepus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Feb 11 03:04:35 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1944

Iridium 76 flare down in the SE

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -8, est. to be in Camelopardalis)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Jan 13 02:26:35 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1942

another good Iridium 77 flare North of Capella.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -9, est. to be in Andromeda)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sat Jan 3 01:22:55 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1941

Iridium 54 Flare high in the East...1st observation in 2015.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -5, est. to be in Cassiopeia)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Nov 16 01:39:47 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1939

Iridium 58 flare high in the Northeast.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -6, est. to be in Cepheus)
Observer: Mark D. Schneider (e-mail: markd_s@yahoo.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Garden Grove, California, United States of America
Light pollution: light   Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Nov 2 01:51:32 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1938

Iridium 45 flare high in the Northeast...lasted for about 15 seconds.

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -4)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: light   Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Tue Oct 28 22:23:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1936

This evening, my friends & I gathered to watch the Antares Rocket come into view after its launch from Wallop's Island in Virginia. The rocket blew up after about 10-12 seconds after launch. From were I was, we first saw the rocket just above the horizon line as a bright orange object that completely blanked out after the rocket exploded. That's a first for me!

Satellite (Satellite, est. mag -3.7)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 50-mm binoculars   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Light pollution: moderate   Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 20 01:11:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1932

I viewed the ISS as it traveled overhead, It was very bright & it moved right along.

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