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Daniel Fischer

Space Communicator

Just observed the dreaded #BlueWalker 3 satellite -

- for the first time during the 'good' pass

over Bochum, Germany: when it marched close to low Altair (+0.8 mag.) it was a bit fainter but rising higher it became about as bright as this star. Beware: patchy cloudiness made serious photometry impossible. But yes, this 64 square meter monster is obnoxiously bright in even partly cloudy urban skies. And they want 100+ and bigger satellites ...