re: Notes from urbia

From: Walter Nissen <dk058_at_cleveland.Freenet.Edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 06:04:50 -0400
What's bright?

Check out the excerpt from my list of objects seen, in the appendix.  The
whole list is available from the SeeSat-L archive.  Just send a message
with Subject: archive get obs/magnitudes.wn to
SeeSat-L-request@iris01.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de.

Absent actual observations such as those recorded in Mike McCants' catalog
(Subject: archive get quicksat/quick210b.uu), objects of similar size in
orbits of similar size, shape and inclinations as listed in Ted Molczan's
file can be suspected to be of similar brightness.

Cheers.

P.S.  Any suggestions on how the first three columns in my list can be
compressed into something concise and equally useful?

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If it isn't win-win, then it's lose-lose.

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Compiled 1994 JUL 07 (2 minor corrections 1994 AUG 31)

Objects observed 1992-1994 by Walter I. Nissen, Jr., CDP, at latitude 39 N.

... a record of what can be seen under favorable conditions of
illumination and reflection.

This list is complete for objects in orbit as of this date which were
recorded at magnitude "4 or 5" or brighter.  The magnitude shown is the
brightest observed magnitude.  When it was clear that a glint was being
observed, the brightest observed glint is recorded after the asterisk.

Mir              16609  86- 17A -3
Lacrosse 2 r     21148  91- 17B 0
1220             12054  80- 89A 0
2258             22709  93- 44A 0
KH 11-6          15423  84-122A 0 or 1
HST              20580  90- 37B 2       *-1 or -2
UARS             21701  91- 63B 1       *-1
Lacrosse 1       19671  88-106B 1       *0
Lacrosse 2       21147  91- 17A 1       *0
SeaSat 1         10967  78- 64A 2       *0
1703             16262  85-108A         *0 or 1
Received on Sun Apr 30 1995 - 06:47:19 UTC

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