Re: Tele-X -- not found last night

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Sat Aug 19 2000 - 09:04:19 PDT

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    Regarding Thursday PM local time I wrote: 
    > [Thursday] night Mike McCants and I hoped to see Tele-X (89-027A, 19919) 
    > again but were not successful in spite of watching for at least 20 
    > minutes.
    We looked earlier last night (early Saturday UTC) and found it!  It
    seems to 
    flash at about the same time each night even though it's farther west. 
    one point (about 4:10:35.8) I was watching carefully in Mike's 8-inch
    for a faint flash, and my retina was nearly perforated by a flash of at 
    least +2!  Besides being so bright, this one is also interesting because
    has a slow-motion phase shift.  The flash period was about 189 seconds,
    there was an "off-center" or asymmetrical secondary maximum that became
    primary one, and during the phase shift, both maxima were only about +7
    so.  So the two groups of bright flashes were something like nine or ten 
    minutes apart.  (I writing in a hurry due to needing to get going to San 
    Antonio in a while, so I don't have all of the details available.)
    Observing location was 30.314 N, 97.866 W, 280 m.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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