Re: Update on near-GSO flasher #20168

From: Mir16609@aol.com
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 15:51:13 EDT

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    In a message dated 4/21/2004 2:48:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Michael Waterman" <mike.waterman@web-hq.com> writes:
    
    >Update on #20168 = 89062A = TV-sat 2
    >
    >This was discovered 2004 March 23, but is moving slowly
    >westwards, and is now rather low in the sky from Europe.
    >
    >It is becoming visible from eastern America, and I am hoping
    >that some American obervers can see it. With more observations
    >I hope to find its spin axis.
    
    It's well positioned now in the SE sky at my location but the
    skies will not likely clear until the weekend.
    
    Superbird A is at 27 deg East longitude now and should be visible for most of Europe.
    
    Superbird A
    1 20040U 89041A   04109.45835433  .00000095  00000-0  10000-3 0  4765
    2 20040   9.4135  45.2739 0001928 157.8489 202.0852  0.99745453 53724
    
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    Cheers,
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
    http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
    http://www.howardastro.org/
    
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