Reports Report 451fu (Event 451-2015)

Name Leonard D
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks The longevity of the event was key for me that I quickly felt it was space debris.
Address Golden, CO
Latitude 39° 55' 6.64'' N (39.918511°)
Longitude 105° 23' 53.66'' W (-105.398238°)
Elevation 2697.716309m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:54 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:54 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 330.38°
First azimuth 310.81°
First elevation 22°
Last azimuth 345.9°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Moving object caught my eye out the window...then got brighter and continued along path over the Continental Divide, disappearing behind the mountains.
Observation Yes
Remarks Fairly constant bright object with pieces trailing behind main body.