Re: Ed Cannon's new geosync flasher

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Sun, 02 Aug 1998 23:45:29 -0400

Tonight (Sunday, early 3 August UTC), from the parking lot 
of my apartment complex (30.3086, -97.7279, 150m) -- a very 
light-polluted site, I was able easily to observe in 10x50 
binoculars quite a few of the primary flashes of the unknown 
flashing geosynch, 

New Unk
1 98002U          98211.70207519  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
2 98002   5.0000  65.1003 0001000 253.3126 106.6874  1.00270000    06

from about 4:16:30 to 4:24:56 UTC.  The brightest flashes 
were at least as bright as nearby mu Serpens (mag. +3.53) 
from about 4:16:30 to 4:20:19.  I only saw the secondary 
flash a time or two.

I observed one very bright (0 to -1) flash from NOAA 7 
(12553, 81-59A) at about 4:08:53.

Ed Cannon -- ecannon@mail.utexas.edu -- Austin, Texas, USA