Leigh Palmer mentioned in a NOSS trio observation: >... Those classified elements sure are skookum; >many thanks to whomever generates them. I couldn't even see C & D >until two minutes later when they were farther from the Moon. They >were two mags fainter than E. has anyone noticed that sort of >difference before? Yes, one NOSS object is often brighter than the other two. I guess one is larger than the other. Now, a question back at Leigh... What the *heck* is skookum?!? :-) I've never heard *that* one before. I keep watching NOSS trios hoping for a repeat of an observation I made in September '96 where an entire trio was -4 or better in magnitude. Despite dozens of NOSS passes since then, with all kinds of phase angles and distances, not once have I seen a similiar pass; not even close. Only a few passes could even be considered readily apparent to the naked eye, and I never have to observe from within a city light dome (the Milky Way is visible from my backyard). I don't recall other Seesat subscribers mentioning any negative magnitude NOSS passes recently, either. If anyone sees one, please don't keep it to yourselves. Craig C.