Re: Feng Yun 1C r brightness

From: Robert G Fenske Jr (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 06:21:55 PDT

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    On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Mark A. Hanning-Lee wrote:
    > Using mccants.tle, 25732 Feng Yun 1C r was predicted to reach about mag
    > 2.8, and should've been an easy target at one-power. There have been
    > several similar passes recently. I've looked about 7 times but never
    > seen it at one-power; wonder if the standard mag is a little too bright?
    	Yes I believe its standard magnitude is too bright.  I tried naked
    eye observations of it last summer and never saw it.  I reported such in
    the message  I
    haven't looked for it since then so I don't have an idea of how bright it
    really is, though I suppose if it's the same kind of rocket as the others
    (#19468 and #20791) its standard mag should be around 6 (not 3.5).
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