Re: Intelsat 512 and Orion 3 flashes!

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Sat Aug 26 2000 - 03:30:37 PDT

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    Hi Ed,
    
    on Aug 27 Intelsat 512 flashes should END 06:50 UTC near the +6.3m
    star HP 100524 at 20:23 -9:39
    
    The end times were the most consistent in the old obs - when you
    have a number of phase-shift times I will recompute on these.
    
    Aug 28 07:03, at 20:21:30, -9:33
    Aug 28 07:17     20:20:30  -9:30
    
    Flash lines RA,dec for Aug 27,28,29:
    
    "512/27","512/27",20.21,-10.82,0.6
    "512/27","512/27",20.45,-9.11,0.6
    "512/28","512/28",20.14,-11.09,0.6
    "512/28","512/28",20.38,-9.40,0.6
    "512/29","512/29",20.32,-9.66,0.6
    "512/29","512/29",20.56,-7.90,0.6
    
    The Orion 3 obs would be very useful if you gave me the time!
    (or position) I have a number of old obs that could be used,
    or preferably more new ones, with times (or position).
    
    /Björn
    
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    >I've lost track of Intelsat 512!  My last observation was August 23
    >UTC from about 5:44 to 5:54, with the "60-second" phase-shift time
    >at approximately 5:47:49 to 5:48:48.  But the last two nights  I've
    >not been able to find it.  If you have a chance, I'd appreciate
    >very much your insight on when and where to look for the next two
    >or three nights!
    
    >Orion 3 blasted us last night -- brightest flash possibly -6 -- on
    >a near-apogee pass!  Mike, Sue Worden, another fellow, and I all
    >saw it.  Period about 21.65 seconds (21.6 or 21.7).
    
    
    
    
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