Phobos-Grunt pass over Halifax

From: Michael Boschat (
Date: Sun Dec 04 2011 - 22:14:22 UTC

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     Just a few clouds here in Halifax. Saw Phobos-Grunt pass at about 2143 UT
    it first appeared just a tad below Eta Ursa Majoris and appeared to be
    2.5 magnitude, then faded until it passes between Zeta Ursa Majoris at about
    2144 UT at about 2.5 mag still. Managed a photo of that pass with my
    at a 15 sec exposure and 400 ISO. It brigtenen a bit as it went NE to
    about 2nd magnitude.
     Comparing the path map on H-A for my location it was off by maybe a 1/4
    degree or so.
    Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada - N44d 39'  W63d 36'
    Clear skies
    Michael Boschat
    Halifax Center- Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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