sat transit

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 02:29:49 PDT

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    I am very happy, at around 8:23 UTC aug 13, I saw my first sat going across 
    the moon.
    The sat was
    USSPACECOM Catalog No.: 4071
    International Designation Code: 1969-070-B
    or known as cosmos 292 rocket.
    It happened so quickly and was easy to see. The sat was predicted to be 
    aroung mag +6. It was nice to see the moon lit by earthshine, with a point 
    of light going across it.
    All I used was a pair of 10*50 binoculars, mounted on a tripod.
    Thanks to rob's skymap program, I finally saw one.
    Now when's the next!
    Thanks to the replies about what scope you use to see geo sats, I need a 
    8ince scope, luckly I know someone with one. I have to look through it.
    Kevin Fetter
    44.6062 N
    75.6910 W
    100 m
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