Fwd: Iridium Observations

LWojack@aol.com
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 20:42:16 EDT

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In a message dated 8/7/99 3:11:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
meteors@eclipse.net writes:

> Jonathan, if you saw  +8 magnitude satellites naked eye, I would suggest 
that 
> you do not know your magnitudes very well.

But I do.  I needed averted vision to see it (I estimate +7 to +8), and I was 
in a deserted area.  Example: the nearest hospital/doctor's office is about 
65 miles away.  It's not like it was blazingly bright.  I say +7 is more 
likely than +8.  The absolute brightest it could have been was +6.

Jonathan
lwojack@aol.com

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From: Wayne T Hally <meteors@eclipse.net>
To: "'LWojack@aol.com'" <LWojack@aol.com>
Subject: RE: Iridium Observations
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 15:10:01 -0400
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Jonathan, if you saw  +8 magnitude satellites naked eye, I would suggest that you do not know your magnitudes very well.

Wayne
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From: 	LWojack@aol.com[SMTP:LWojack@aol.com]

BTW, when I was recently in New York state (DARK!), I saw two HIGH 
(slow-moving) satellites, naked eye, +7 or +8, going with a half-dozen 
meteors.  "Free-form" observing - I was just looking at the sky, and 
satellites orbited overhead.

Jonathan
tlj18@juno.com




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