Gorizont 14 back again

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 02:11:13 PDT

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    For those in the western hemisphere who like flashing geosynchs,
    Gorizont 14 (87-040A, 17969), I was able to find it pretty 
    easily with my binoculars last night (Aug 23 UTC).  It was 
    flashing to about +4.5 with a period of just under 88 seconds.  
    (I haven't gotten my data from my new stopwatch yet.)
    I tried unsuccessfully to see 26889 "Unknown" last night (didn't 
    yet know it was SimpleSat).  
    Progress M-45 (01-036A, 26890) was about +3.5, fairly easy to 
    see at one-power from suburban location: 30.315N, 97.866W, 280m.
    It was great to get to show STS-105 and ISS to one of my aunts 
    on Sunday evening!  On another of her visits to San Antonio, I 
    showed her HST, and it flared for us.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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