Re: Far away but flashing brightly

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 16 2005 - 03:09:27 EDT

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    A rock-solid ID was received from Mike on Friday, so here's 
    the PPAS report on the far-away bright one, plus some others.
    
    15698, Cosmos 1651 (Glonass)
    85- 37 B 05-04-12 03:46:15   EC 1090.4 0.3 100 10.904 +4.0->i
    
    11416, NOAA 6
    79- 57 A 05-04-08 01:41:19   EC  136.3 1.0  20  6.82  
    
    28522, Cosmos 2414 Rk
    05-  2 B 05-04-12 02:27:48   EC  121.3 0.3  43  2.82  
    
    28243, MDS 1 Fairing 2 (accelerating flash period, seemingly)
    02-  3 E 05-04-12 02:35:43   EC  431.4 0.3  56  7.70  maybe 7.6, 7.8 = 15.4?
    
    23168, Cosmos 2282 (drifting geosynch; second fastest flash
    period after 89-041A, 20040, Superbird A? -- not nearly as 
    bright but episode lasts longer)
    94- 38 A 05-04-12 04:03:42   EC  572.4 0.2  42 13.629 
    
    22205, Galaxy 7 (drifting geosynch; may be half-period value)
    92- 72 A 05-04-12 05:23:13   EC  951.6 0.3  10 95.16  +4.0->i
    
    10025, Intelsat 404 Rk
    77- 41 B 05-04-13 02:27:15   EC  155.7 0.2  28  5.56  +4.5 max
    
    28096, NOSS 3-2 Rk
    03- 54 B 05-04-13 02:46:46   EC  336.1 0.3   9 37.34  +4.0 max
    clicks: 37.60, 13.91, 23.65, 186.58, 13.52, 23.70, 13.24, 23.86
    (There's also a long bright tumble max after the main flash.)
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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